The Nazi Titanic – A Tragedy Lost in History

Classes, Workshops & Lectures
Date Thursday, January 31, 2019, 2:00 pm Organization Greater Miami Jewish Federation Categories Classes, Workshops & Lectures
Place Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center Address 20400 NE 30th Avenue, Aventura Phone 305-538-1663 Website http://www.jewishmiami.org

The German luxury ocean liner SS Cap Arcona was used by the Nazis as a troop transport and in WWIIs final days, was packed with concentration camp prisoners. Just days before Germany surrendered, the Cap Arcona was mistakenly bombed by the British Royal Air Force, and nearly all of the prisoners were killed in the last major tragedy of the Holocaust and one of history’s worst maritime disasters. Historian Robert Watson discovered this forgotten story, sealed in British archives for over 60 years. Dr. Watson, author of more than 40 books is the Distinguished Professor of American History and Director of Project Civitas at Lynn University and serves as Senior Fellow with Sen. Bob Grahams Florida Joint Center for Citizenship. Tickets are free, reservations suggested.