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Remembering the Fire-Bombing of Dresden

February 13, 2013

The fire-bombing of the city of Dresden in February 1945 became probably the most controversial operation carried out by British and American forces during the Second World War…

A fire storm engulfed the old centre of Dresden. It was deliberately created to leave no human life in its wake. Men looked from above, aghast at what they had wrought. Men, women and children down below were boiled alive in the supposed sanctuary of fountains and reservoirs.
“In the eye of the firestorm” by Roger Hutchinson, The Scotsman, February 7, 2004


The city of Dresden was utterly destroyed in the fire-bombing of February 13-14, 1945.


The corpses of Dresden were burned in piles and buried in a mass grave.  Despite the huge loss of life there is no memorial to commemorate those killed in the Anglo-American fire-bombing of February 1945.  Dresden is a holocaust that is not remembered.
 

Sources and Recommended Reading:

“Bollyn's Letter from Slaughterhouse Five” by Christopher Bollyn, February 19, 2004
http://www.bollyn.com/bollyns-letter-from-slaughterhouse-five/

“Dresden media picks up Bollyn's work” by Christopher Bollyn, February 23, 2004
http://www.bollyn.com/dresden-media-picks-up-bollyns-work/

“In the eye of the firestorm” by Roger Hutchinson, The Scotsman, February 7, 2004
http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/books/features/in-the-eye-of-the-firestorm-1-512843 

“The Passing of Kurt Vonnegut - An Eyewitness to the Holocaust of Dresden” by Christopher Bollyn, April 12, 2007
http://www.bollyn.com/the-passing-of-kurt-vonnegut/ 


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