Over sixty years ago as World War II was drawing to a close in Europe, British and American bombers hit the city of Dresden in an attack that was devastating. A combination of faulty communications and fires led to the death of at least 25,000 civilians. Neo Nazis groups in Dresden marched to commemorate the bombing in protests that included references to the “bombing Holocaust.” War is hell. Millions of innocent people died in Europe, the vast majority at the hands of Nazis that neo-Nazis adore and worship. It is fascinating that neo-Nazis march to show their anger at the Dresden bombing which killed 25,000 but refuse to acknowledge the death of 6,000,000 Jews and millions of other people.
One can argue about the bombing of Dresden and whether it was necessary or justifiable, but to do so one must place the bombing in an historical context. The German neo-Nazis completely ignore the thousands of British civilians who died as a result of German bombing or the first major city bombings of Warsaw and Amsterdam by German planes. Too often, Germans bemoan the Allied bombing and ignore what lead up to such air attacks.