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The ship was later torpedoed and sunk in January 1945 by the Soviet Navy. At the time, it was being used for evacuation of German soldiers and refugees from Prussia and the Baltic States. An estimated 9,400 people died, making it the greatest loss of life caused by a ship sinking in history
I never heard about the sinking until I read “salt to the sea” by Ruta sepetys. Hard to even comprehend such loss of life.