Remembering Dresden

Every year I post bout the firebombing of Dresden and Hamburg. This year is no different, except that at my source is the new English langue version of Der Spiegel launched recently:

VICTOR KLEMPERER’S DRESDEN DIARIES: Surviving the Firestorm

Once, as she was searching, she had wanted to light a cigarette and had had no matches, something was glowing on the ground, she wanted to use it — it was a burning corpse.

THE DESTRUCTION OF DRESDEN: A Multimedia Overview of the Firestorm [Excellent]

The firestorm that destroyed Dresden on Feb. 13, 1945 wasn’t an accident. Rather, it was the result of years of lessons learned and research. New aerial photos provided to SPIEGEL ONLINE from Keele University in England show the horrific extent of the damage.

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