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Dresden Marks WWII Bombing 68 Years Ago

NPR | Feb. 15, 2013 12:05 a.m.

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Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson

Toward the end of World War II, allied forces bombed the lightly defended city of Dresden, creating a fire storm that destroyed it and killed tens of thousands of people. The attack was designed to destroy German morale and hasten the end of the war. These days, Neo-Nazis are using the anniversary to march and stir up nationalistic sentiment in a bid to boost their political and popular clout.

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