The final days of WWII were defined by desperate fighting, final acts of heroism and inhumanity, and chaos. One incident that embodies all these descriptions occurred in the final hours of the war when Nazi units in northern Germany on the southern Baltic Coast were forced to surrender. In one last brutal act of hate, Nazi commanders issued an unthinkable order. It involved an infamous ship, seen by Hitler as a sign of Nazi might, featured by Goebbels in Nazi propaganda, used by Himmler in a bizarre plan, and ultimately the scene of one of history’s most tragic events. Even WWII and the Holocaust still have their secrets. One that occurred in the final fitful throes of the war was so shocking that the Allies ordered all records pertaining to it classified for 100 years. This is the story of those long-classified documents.
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