In The Nazi Titanic, author Robert Watson tells the tragic story of the SS Cap Arcona, a German luxury ocean liner that has been used by the Nazis to play the Titanic in a propaganda film. Later it was used as a transport ship during the Second World War. Near the end of the war the ship was packed with concentration camp prisoners when it was mistakenly bombed by the British Royal Air Force. Nearly all of the prisoners died in the attack.
“It was one of the single most bloody events of the Holocaust – a real whopper – and people are curious and even outraged that the British government would try to keep it a secret. What were they trying to cover up?” said Watson in recent telephone interview with the Ottawa Jewish Bulletin. [Read more…]