Wilhelm Gustloff. This is not something funny, but i just thought it was worth knowing... i am german and i know that. NEVER FORGET!
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Wilhelm Gustloff

This is not something funny, but i just thought it was worth knowing.

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Submitted: 12/10/2012
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#20 - anonymous (12/11/2012) [-]
there is this insanely boring book about it the forced us to read in high school... By this guy named Günther Grass... I hated it...
User avatar #18 - thepastryistrue (12/11/2012) [-]
The Gustloff was not called "unsinkable". That is the major difference. The Titanic became a symbol for human hybris, the Gustloff instead was just another sunk ship in ww2.
User avatar #19 to #18 - matildevinther ONLINE (12/11/2012) [-]
It was just to have something people could relate to. To show how many people actually died on Wilhelm Gustloff...
User avatar #16 - ohhhsnap (12/11/2012) [-]
But the titanic was not hit by torpedoes.

The story looks much more tragic when it's not in times of war,even though the casualties are much lesser.
#22 to #16 - anonymous (08/30/2013) [-]
The Lusitania was torpedoed while carrying war materials, and it is still considered a great tragedy. The loss of life was much lower then on the W. Gustloff. There is a bias against the W. Gustloff tragedy because it was a German ship.
User avatar #15 - fugbaum (12/11/2012) [-]
my grandma was supposed to leave with the Gustloff, but gladly she was to late.
#13 - anonymous (12/11/2012) [-]
well the titanic was a loss of innocent life

this is like cramming 50 toddlers into an air plane , painting ALLAH ACKBAR on the sides
and setting course to the white house and getting sad because they shot it down

seriously tough if you put civilians who shouldn't even be running on a boat full with military personnel in a war zone and try to evacuate they have every right to shoot them ,
User avatar #14 to #13 - matildevinther ONLINE (12/11/2012) [-]
They Sovjet submarine didn't know who was on board. There have been rumors about that the captain on the submarine, had been accused of not doing his job properly, so when he spotted the ship he just shot. There were about 1050 german military sailors on board out of 10500 persons in total, the rest were children, women and old men. The sovejt submarine could have contacted the ship to ask it's purpose, but chose not to.
#11 - anonymous (12/11/2012) [-]
hit tree times? that that?
User avatar #7 - jacencaedus (12/11/2012) [-]
Well, you've got to remember, the Titanic was thought to be unsinkable, that is why it is the most famous sinking ship, not the loss of life, however tragic that was
#4 - anonymous (12/10/2012) [-]
Only thing that bothers me is that the estimated number of dead people was a really insecure number some claimed to be 9000+ dying in the event while many others say its below that but still above 5k - Else it is correct - Also worth knowing that the transmission about the so called minesweeper didn't trace back to anyone *Dramatic music*

Can't login on my Account for unknown reasons - anyho
User avatar #6 to #4 - matildevinther ONLINE (12/10/2012) [-]
Yea, i know that there have been some uncertainty about the number of deaths, but as i wrote; new research have determined the number 9434.. but I personally hope the number is lower.
Thanks for the feedback by the way (:
#3 - topperharly (12/10/2012) [-]
i am german and i know that. NEVER FORGET!
#10 to #3 - anonymous (12/11/2012) [-]
I think you'll be more mad about having turks taking over your country now, than anything else.
#8 to #3 - anonymous (12/11/2012) [-]
******* prick is more like it
User avatar #17 to #8 - petard (12/11/2012) [-]
BE A MAN, LOG IN ANON
#2 - thatmotherfer (12/10/2012) [-]
Not sure when I will ever need to know this but I enjoyed it.
Not sure when I will ever need to know this but I enjoyed it.
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