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Wilhelm Gustloff, the man not the ship

Discussion in 'Eastern Europe February 1943 to End of War' started by Skipper, Nov 12, 2016.

  1. Skipper

    Skipper Kommodore

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    Interesting link, thanks.

    A couple of months ago I read Roger Moorhouse's 'Ship of Fate: The Story of the MV Wilhelm Gustloff' which has a small amount of background information on Wilhelm Gustloff himself. This writer maintains that Gustloff created fourteen Nazi Party branches amongst the German speakers in Switzerland before his assassination.

    Also the Gunter Grass novel 'Crab Walk' has material about Gustlof written in as part of the extensive 'back story' to the fictionalised account of a German family in ideological disarray post-unification. But useful to find so much concentrated on Gustlof on to one site.
     
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    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

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    Thanks Skipper. I have some knowledge of the ship, but had little knowledge of the man it was named for. Filled in a bit.
     

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