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According to an eyewitness, the German Heinz SchЖn, a large crowd of people had flocked on the quay near the "Gustloff": women, children and elderly. But on the local Gauleiter's orders, only party members were to board the ship. The passes for the "unsinkable floating fortress" became valuable documents, which were traded at high prices in the black market.
Despite the authorities' attempts to limit the rush, three times as many people than expected were packed into the ship: cabins, passages and even the emptied swimming pool were used.
At 12:30 PM on January 30, the "Wilhelm Gustloff" took off with more than 6,000 passengers on board.
Paradoxically, the Germans did not take the opportunity to include the death of "innocent women and children" in their propaganda.
Viewed in the light of these facts, it is understandable why the Germans were only able to send into action two of the approximately 120 type 21 U-boats that they, according to Cajus Bekker, were in possession of in May, 1945. The type 21 U-boat crews had gone down with the "Wilhelm Gustloff".
In May, 1945, Churchill stated in the House of Commons: "We now know that the Germans were about to resume the submarine warfare with completely new U-boats. I believe that, in spite of our outstanding means of defence, we would have had a very hard battle, which, as to severity and losses, could bear comparison with the battle of 1942".
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