Dresden – ein Kriegsverbrechen

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/feb/15/bombing-dresden-war-crime

I survived the bombing of Dresden and continue to believe it was a war crime. As a prisoner of war held in Dresden, I still suffer the memories of those terrible events and my anger refuses to subside

Victor Gregg
guardian.co.uk, Friday 15 February 2013 12.00 GMT Jump to comments (1042)
A flower lies on a grave at the Heidefriedhof cemetery during a memorial to mark the 68th anniversary of the bombing of Dresden. Photograph: Joern Haufe/Getty Images
I wasn’t new to murder and bloodletting. I had enlisted two years prior to the outbreak of the second world war and by the time I was 21 I had taken part in one major battle and various smaller ones. I had been in fights where the ground in front of me was littered with the remains of young men who had once been full of the joy of living, laughing and joking with their mates. As each year of the war went by, the fighting got more ferocious, new weapons were introduced and fresh young men became the targets. How I remained a sane person through all this I don’t know. …

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