The Last Survivor Of The Titanic Tragedy

When the RMS Titanic sank on April 14, 1912, many could not escape death. Even children feel the tragedy. Michel Marcel Navratil was almost four years old at the time and his younger brother, Edmond Roger Navratil, was two years old.

They survived the tragedy as they were put into Collapsible D, the ninth and last rescue boat to be unloaded from the Titanic before sinking. Both were placed in the rescue boat by their father Michel Navratil, and that was the last day they saw their father's face.


At first no one knew the identity of the two boys. They can only speak French and do not understand English.

The two also remembered only their nickname, Lolo and Momon. While searching for the identity of the two children, they were treated by someone living in New York City.


A month after Lolo and Momon's face was advertised in the newspaper, their mother, Marcelle Caretto, found it. Their mother, who lived in Nice, France, was immediately taken to New York on May 16, 1912 to see her two children.


The question arises ... why do they go with the father alone on the trip, why not their mother?

In fact, their mother Marcelle Caretto did not know her two children were taken to the United States. She never gave her ex-husband and the children's father permission to go anywhere.

After their divorce at the beginning of the year, custody of the children was granted to Marcelle Caretto. They were invited by their father on Friday, April 5, 1912, just days before the Titanic embarked.

The father bought three second-class tickets but under the false name of Hoffman. The three of them boarded at Southampton Harbor on April 10, 1912. The mother was sad and angry when she realized that her two children had disappeared. It never crossed her mind that her ex-husband had kidnapped her two children.


Michel Marcel Navratil died at the age of 92 in 2001. According to the Titanic Historical Society, he was the last survivor of the Titanic.

As an adult, he lived in Montpellier, France and worked as a psychology professor at a university.


His brother joined the French army during World War II. During the second world war, he was captured in enemy camps but eventually escaped. His health deteriorated in the years after the war ended and he died at the age of 43.


Meanwhile, the father's body was finally found. Because his nickname on the ship was Jewish, he was buried at the Baron de Hirsch Cemetery, Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada. It is unclear what motive he kidnapped.


While on the Titanic, he kept his children safe and gave two children such joy as to give them a taste of luxury and deliciousness. But the father loves to keep his children safe even though he will face death.

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