Darkness Fell on Gotenhafen (1960)

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In 1945 with the advance of the red army millions of refugees fled from the east of Germany. The "Wilhelm Gustloff" loaded with 10,000 civilians and wounded soldiers was sank by a Soviet submarine in less than 55 minutes.



  • Brigitte Horney and Erik Schumann in Darkness Fell on Gotenhafen (1960)
  • Günter Pfitzmann and Sonja Ziemann in Darkness Fell on Gotenhafen (1960)
  • Darkness Fell on Gotenhafen (1960)
  • Ursula Herwig in Darkness Fell on Gotenhafen (1960)
  • Darkness Fell on Gotenhafen (1960)
  • Darkness Fell on Gotenhafen (1960)

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31 January 2001 | Frank-87
| Collide with destiny
The sinking of the "Wilhelm Gustloff" is the biggest ship catastrophe ever. There were more than 10,000 people aboard - including over 5,000 children; more than 9,000 (!!) died, drowning and freezing to death. It is very odd that this drama is far less known or "popular" as e.g. the "Titanic" desaster, which was a ship of the rich and the super rich.

There are several popular books about the "Gustloff", but up to this day moviewise this is the only "monument" in rememberance of those 9,000 people who were buried alive in the Ostsee.

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West Germany

Filming Locations

Berlin, Germany

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