On February 23, 1942, an explosion was heard in the Black Sea. The Struma sank terribly into the bottom of the ocean.
During WWII, many Jews of Europe were being tormented by the brutal actions of the Nazis. They were being crowded into ghettos that lacked food and sanitation. Others got deported to horrible camps. There, they had to work to death or they were immediate killed. And that wasn't all.
After Hitler came to power and invaded European nations, several people planned to migrate to other countries. Ships were built to carry Jews to these locations. Some people made it, but most didn't. Countless number of ships got sent back to their countries, and the Nazis took over from there. The story of the Struma, however, was rather different from a lot of these stories.