Exclusive: Sinking The Wilhelm Gustloff

To commemorate the 71st anniversary of the, January 31, 1945, sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff, UpNorth is offering readers free, limited time access to the award winning Canadian documentary Sinking the Gustloff: A Tragedy Exiled From Memory.

The film follows three survivors as they return to the site of the sinking of a German transport ship carrying nearly 9000 refugees 65 years after the tragedy. By far, the worst maritime disaster in history, the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff remained taboo in Germany until recently.

Sinking The Gustloff, d0cuments the first time that a group of survivors has ever commemorated the sinking at the site on the Baltic Sea.

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