Diary January 30, 1945

liner Wilhelm Gustloff in Oslo

The liner Wilhelm Gustloff in Oslo, where she was used as a hospital ship in 1940.

Diary for January 30, 1945

Sea War

Baltic: WORST SEA DISASTER IN HISTORY. 7,000 refugees drown when Russian Scuka class submarine S-13 sinks liner Wilhelm Gustloff.

Western Front

Allied forces capture Gambsheim, German bridgehead over the river Rhine, north of Strasbourg.

Home Fronts

Germany: Hitler‘s last broadcast: ‘German workers, work! German soldiers, fight! German women, be as fanatical as ever! No nation can do more.’

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