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Robert P. Watson The Nazi Titanic: The Incredible Untold Story of a Doomed Ship in World War II
November 6, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm| $8 - $10
SCINTILLATING HISTORICAL UNTOLD STORY
Robert P. Watson
The Nazi Titanic: The Incredible Untold Story of a Doomed Ship in World War II
Sponsored by Gary Yourtz
You’ll love it if: You want to know about one of the most tragic, least known events of World War II.
The Nazi Titanic tells the riveting and astonishing story about a single German ocean liner, Cap Arcona, which played a devastating yet forgotten role in World War II. When the Nazis seized control of the vessel, the greatest ship since the Titanic, she was stripped down for use as a floating barracks and troop transport. In the Third Reich’s final desperate days, the SS Cap Arcona was mistakenly bombed by the British Air Force, killing the concentration camp prisoners packed aboard. Although the British government sealed many documents pertaining to the ship’s sinking, Robert P. Watson has unearthed forgotten records and conducted many interviews.
Robert P. Watson is a historian and political commentator with 36 books to his name, including America’s First Crisis, which received a 2014 IPPY Gold Medal for history. A frequent media commentator, Watson has been interviewed thousands of times by local, national and international television, radio, print and online outlets including CNN, MSNBC, “Time,” “USA Today,” “The New York Times,” the BBC and others, and has appeared on C-SPAN’s “Book TV,” “Hardball with Chris Matthews,” “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” CNN’s “Inside Politics with Judy Woodruff,” Fox’s “Special Report with Brit Hume” and more.
“Wow! What an incredible and tragic story. Just when you think nothing more could be written about what the Jewish prisoners suffered during the Holocaust, along comes this remarkable account. I cried with pain at Professor Watson’s portrayal of hell during the final days of World War II. A must read for anyone who cares about the brutality of war.”—Alan Dershowitz, acclaimed Harvard Law School professor and award-winning author.