I am writing
a book about Captain Lassche, a Dutch Captain who
served on board one of the vessels who transported
Jews from Palestine to Mauritius in 1940. Because
of this I mentioned the Struma affair as well. I always
thought that it was a Russian submarine who torpedoed
the Struma, but now I read it could be a British sub?
I don’t know what to publish now – Russian
or British. Can you help me with this?
It was possibly a submarine sent by the Soviet authorities
acting on British request, as wartime Allies. The
suggestion was that the people on the Struma would
have included a large number of Nazi spies.
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