The Nazi Titanic: The Incredible Untold Story of a Doomed Ship in World War II

The Nazi Titanic: The Incredible Untold Story of a Doomed Ship in World War II

by Robert P. Watson


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ISBN-13: 9780306825439
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication date: 09/05/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 157,597
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Robert P. Watson, PhD, has published three dozen nonfiction books, two encyclopedia sets, three novels, and hundreds of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, and reference essays on topics in politics and history. A frequent media commentator, Watson has been interviewed by outlets throughout the United States and internationally and serves as the political analyst for WPTV 5 (NBC) in Florida. For many years he was also a Sunday columnist with the Sun-Sentinel newspaper. An award-winning author, Watson's recent books include The Presidents' Wives; Affairs of the State; and America's First Crisis, which received the 2014 Gold Medal in History from the Independent Publishers' Association (IPPY). He is a Distinguished Professor of American History at Lynn University.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Introduction: History's Secrets 1

Opening Act: Germany's Titanic

1 A Bold Idea 7

2 The Queen of the Atlantic 13

3 An Urgent Message 19

Starring Role: Nazi Propaganda Film

4 Rewriting History 27

5 Hollywood on the Rhine 33

6 Raising the Titanic 43

7 The Celebrated Selpin 51

8 A New Star 60

9 The Sinking of the Titanic 66

Third Role: Evacuation Ship

10 The Tide of War Changes 79

11 Evacuation 87

12 Neuengamme 99

13 A Cruel Race 109

14 Swedish Savior 119

Final Role: Floating Concentration Camps

15 Exodus 133

16 Floating Concentration Camps 145

17 In the Bunker 158

18 Operation Rainbow 169

19 Death from Above 181

20 Waves 194

Curtain Call

21 Final Act 209

22 Aftermath 221

Appendix I Why Did the Nazis Load Prisoners on the Ship? 239

Appendix II Did the RAF Know About the Cap Arcona? 245

Baltic Sea area, Germany 253

Hamburg-Neustadt area, Germany 254

Notes 255

Bibliography 276

Index 284

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