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The tragedy of the SS Cap Arcona.

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Not all Concentration camp victims were killed by the Nazi’s the case of the SS Cap Arcona is one of the worst and most tragic cases of’collateral damage’ of WWII by the Allies. Today is the 75th anniversary of the tragic event.

The Cap Arcona was a large German luxury ocean liner formerly of the Hamburg-South America line that was sunk with the loss of many lives when laden with prisoners from concentration camps.The 27,500 gross ton Cap Arcona was launched in 1927, it was considered one of the most beautiful of the time. It carried upper-class travelers and steerage-class emigrants, mostly to South America. In 1940, it was taken over by the Kriegsmarine, the German navy, and used in the Baltic Sea.

An interesting side note regarding the Cap Acrona is that the ship was used in 1943 to produce the German film “Titanic”. The film was essentially a…

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