At the end of World War II, Allied forces destroyed the baroque German city on the Elbe. Debate continues about whether the raids were morally or militarily justified. But 75 years on Dresdeners are debunking Nazi myths.
President Frank-Walter Steinmeier did his best to balance German aggression and victimhood at the 75th anniversary of the Dresden bombing, one of the most politically difficult events from the end of World War II.
With his surprisingly effective speech marking the 75th anniversary of the Dresden bombing, President Frank-Walter Steinmeier showed himself to be a staunch defender of German democracy, says Jens Thurau.
Evacuations of some 14,000 residents have begun in Dortmund, in western Germany, as experts prepare to find and disarm four bombs suspected buried since WWII. Also closed on Sunday will be its Football Museum.
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