Remembering A Voyage Of Doom

Mar 4, 2016

Fact and fiction combine in the book Salt to the Sea, by Repa Sepetys. 

It tells a true story through made-up characters, the story of a ship full of refugees fleeing the Eastern Front in the closing months of World War II.

Credit Penguin Books

The Wilhelm Gustloff carried 10,000 people, and most of them died when a Soviet submarine torpedoed the German ship. 

Repa Sepetys joins us with the story of her characters within the larger context of a great historical event.