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1945 Article: “HOLOCAUST IN DRESDEN – City Wiped Off the Map”

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HOLOCAUST IN DRESDEN - City Wiped Off the Map - The Advertiser, Adelaide, Tuesday 6 March 1945, page 4AAP And British Official Wireless LONDON, March 4 (1945).

Dresden was completely wiped out by the massive Allied air blows on February 14 and 15. Not a single building remains and tens of thousands of citizens are buried under the ruins, reports the German news agency, in what Reuter’s describes as the most revealing admissions of devastation ever to pass the German censorship.

The news agency’s war correspondent writes:—“The Dresden catastrophe is without precedent.  There were a million people in Dresden on the night of February 15, including 600,000 refugees from the east. Raging fires spread irresistibly in the narrow streets, killing a great many for sheer lack of oxygen. Even identification of victims was hopeless.”

“Two more British formations appearing on the blood-red horizon after midnight, spread further devastation and added to the holocaust. The town area is devoid of life and the buildings are beyond…

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