The week Germany would have a reason to grieve.
Was it something to see or hear in the media?
At February 13-14 1945, Dresden was razed in a bomb inferno.
The city was populated by 1.2 million people.
Parsifal, Feb 16, 2013
Dresden had no strategic war industry, not even military was stationed there.
The German Air Force had even removed their fleet stationed; since a 'gentlemen's agreement' Dresden declared an open city.
A city that was full of frightened refugees, wounded seeking for recovery, so with the most vulnerable of society.
Traumatized people who escaped the horrors of the befalling Soviet army.
Houses were crowded with refugees and the streets, despite the cold, became an 'inhabited' zone.
It was carnival time, young 'bouncy Mariechen’s' danced through the streets to bring a little joy among the people.
Everybody was looking for protection in the Elbe City, in order to catch some normality for a moment.
Even a circus that night brought some joy to the people for an hour or so.
The kids were thrilled.