Saturday, February 13, 2010

Dresden Firebombing 65th Anniversary

On February 13, 1945 Allied firebombing caused a firestorm that destroyed the city of Dresden and killed 135,000 people.

On the left is a picture of the Frauenkirche/Church of Our Lady which was built in the 18th century but destroyed in 1945 during the firestorm. It was completely rebuilt and opened again in 2005 after 13 years of reconstruction.

We have in our collection two books on this event:
The Destruction of Dresden by Ira C. Eaker and Dresden, Tuesday, February 13 by Frederick Taylor. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. wrote the famous novel Slaughterhouse-five.

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