Capt. Heinrich Lorenz, left, of Norddeutscher Lloyd’s Berlin (ex-Kungsholm of Swedish American Line), proposes a toast to the success of Fidel Castro’s government in Cuba on 15 April 1959. Castro visited the liner after it landed in Havana from New York.
Lorenz’s nineteen-year-old daughter, Marita (not seen in the photo), also met Castro at this time. Marita now says that she and the communist dictator had a torrid love affair, which led to the birth of his love child before she tried to carry out an assassination plot against him.
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