German far-right reopens trauma of Dresden bombing



Germany was yesterday to mark 75 years since the destruction of Dresden in World War II, with the far-right seeking to inflate victim numbers and play down Nazi war crimes. German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier was to give a speech at Dresden’s Palace of Culture, walking a fine line between remembering those killed in the Allied air raids on the eastern city and stressing Germany’s responsibility for the war. At 5:30pm, he was to join thousands of residents in forming a human chain of “peace and tolerance” as church bells rang out. However, as in...

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