The Dreadful History of Dresden

By Yaël Ossowski The immediate casualties of war and conflict are measured not only in blood and treasure, but also in historical truth. And 69 years to the day since the Allied firebombing of Dresden, we are reminded that no particular event has been more neglected in the popular Western narrative of the Second World War than the event labeled by witness and American novelist Kurt Vonnegut as the “greatest massacre in European history.” Many people in the Anglo-Saxon world are simply unaware that that the single largest causality event in WWII was carried out not by atomic bombs, but […]