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Victims of genocide in Dresden 1945

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Published on Jul 17, 2009

On the night of February 13, 1945, British planes bombed the city of Dresden in Germany, causing devastating fires that obliterated the historic city center and killed thousands of people. The next day U.S. bombers returned for another attack. In all, more than a thousand aircrafts dropped almost 3,500 tons of high explosives, incendiaries, and flares on the city; a conservative estimate of the number killed was 25,000. Sixty years later these raids remain one of the most notorious and controversial episodes in the history of World War II. Firestorm assembles a cast of distinguished scholars, including Sebastian Cox, Donald Bloxham, Tami Davis Biddle, Nicola Lambourne, Sonke Neitzel, Richard Overy, Alan Russell, and Hew Strachan to review the origins, conduct, and consequences of the raids. Firestorm cogently demonstrates the reasons why Dresden has come to symbolize the military and ethical questions involved in the waging of total war.

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Dresden '45 was an inside job!
Robert Savage
Also the Russian front was 60 miles away and Dresden as major rail hub was used to supply the German army and send troops to the front. The reason why the death toll was as high as it was is because the local Nazi governor never built proper public air raid shelters yet he had a state of the art one in his back yard. The death's are sad especially the children but this was a nation that was invading Europe and persecuting the Jews. They sent 6 million to the gas chambers. 
Robert Savage
What ever body needs to remember is the Nazi's attacked British cities first and created firestorms like Coventry. That is where the British got the idea from to bomb using more incendiaries. Also Dresden had many arms factory's such as the zeis-ikon plant which made optics for the military which used thousands of slave laborious. All industry in Germany was turned over to war work so to say that Dresden had nothing to do with war production is laughable. 
keanoman1000
we should have nuked the place,
Heinz Guderian
let us hope and pray this never happens again.... war is hell
Cranky Old Prick
It’s great there’s still lots of interest in the Dresden bombing war crime. Hope someday they remake Slaughterhouse Five or do a new movie and finally do justice to all the innocent victims for the horror they endured. 
Dejan Markovic
Right.
Dejan Markovic
Right.
crosstimbers2
No genocid was 6 millions killed in the death camps.
keanoman1000
nicely put tillie,
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