The Nazi Titanic

Although the British government sealed many documents pertaining to the ship's sinking, Robert P. Watson has unearthed forgotten records, conducted many interviews, and used over 100 sources, including diaries and oral histories, to expose ...

The Nazi Titanic

Built in 1927, the German ocean liner SS Cap Arcona was the greatest ship since the RMS Titanic and one of the most celebrated luxury liners in the world. When the Nazis seized control in Germany, she was stripped down for use as a floating barracks and troop transport. Later, during the war, Hitler's minister, Joseph Goebbels, cast her as the "star" in his epic propaganda film about the sinking of the legendary Titanic. Following the film's enormous failure, the German navy used the Cap Arcona to transport German soldiers and civilians across the Baltic, away from the Red Army's advance. In the Third Reich's final days, the ill-fated ship was packed with thousands of concentration camp prisoners. Without adequate water, food, or sanitary facilities, the prisoners suffered as they waited for the end of the war. Just days before Germany surrendered, the Cap Arcona was mistakenly bombed by the British Royal Air Force, and nearly all of the prisoners were killed in the last major tragedy of the Holocaust and one of history's worst maritime disasters. Although the British government sealed many documents pertaining to the ship's sinking, Robert P. Watson has unearthed forgotten records, conducted many interviews, and used over 100 sources, including diaries and oral histories, to expose this story. As a result, The Nazi Titanic is a riveting and astonishing account of an enigmatic ship that played a devastating role in World War II and the Holocaust.

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The Nazi Titanic
Language: en
Pages: 312
Authors: Robert P. Watson
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-26 - Publisher: Hachette UK

Built in 1927, the German ocean liner SS Cap Arcona was the greatest ship since the RMS Titanic and one of the most celebrated luxury liners in the world. When the Nazis seized control in Germany, she was stripped down for use as a floating barracks and troop transport. Later,
TITANIC (1943):
Language: en
Pages: 140
Authors: Malte Fiebing
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-06-23 - Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

Long before James Cameron captured the cinemas with his blockbuster, a German Titanic film made in 1943 shook the audience. Director Herbert Selpin became part of the NS propaganda machine and had orders to weave anti-British paroles into a seemingly objective film. The present book investigates amongst others how much
Hitler’s Third Reich of the Movies
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Rolf Giesen
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: BearManor Media

There were many who agreed with him like Karl Ritter who introduced Mickey Mouse to German audiences in 1930 and in 1933 began to produce propaganda films like Hitler Youth Quex: “In our cinemas we want to see nothing else than convinced National Socialists!” For a while German film export
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Language: en
Pages: 432
Authors: Jamie Frater
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-05-13 - Publisher: Ulysses Press

Features lists that cover a broad range of subjects including bizarre births, weird jobs, crazy diets, strange phobias, historical oddities, religious scandals, ridiculous criminal acts, and weird superstitions.
The Ship of Dreams
Language: en
Pages: 448
Authors: Gareth Russell
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-11-03 - Publisher: Atria Books

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