Kurt Vonnegut: The Bombing of Dresden in World War II & Slaughterhouse-Five (1997)

You guys burnt the place down, turned it into a single column of flame. More people died there in the firestorm, in that one big flame.. than died in Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined.”

American writer Kurt Vonnegut was best known for his book Slaughterhouse-Five, or The Children’s Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death (1969), which is a satirical novel about World War II experiences and journeys through time of a soldier named Billy Pilgrim. Vonnegut’s use of the firebombing of Dresden as a central event makes the novel semi-autobiographical, as he was present during the bombing. It changed his life forever. Here is a speaking appearance in 1997 where he discusses this topic.

Source: http://www.renegadetribune.com/kurt-vonnegut-bombing-dresden-world-war-ii-1997/

2 thoughts on “Kurt Vonnegut: The Bombing of Dresden in World War II & Slaughterhouse-Five (1997)

  1. Thank you for this article.
    Dresden was way over the top.
    How dose that speak to me ?
    What were the British trying to hide .. was it that incriminating or hideous that it warranted this vicious & brutal assault on the people ?
    Like any good haunting, the travesty that Dresden is, is a mystery the truth of which is begging to be discovered.

    1. With all due respect, R Davis. There is no mystery and the truth is there for all to see. Simply answer these questions;
      When was pirum in 1945?
      What is pirum?
      Who was behind “Germany must perish”?
      Who has the history of murdering women and children?
      Germans are and were the cultural and spiritual leaders of Europe.
      Dresden was the cultural and spiritual capital of Europe.
      Dresden and the fire bombing of all German cities of 50,000 population and greater was the true holocaust of WW2. Also the true meaning of the word – “Holocaust”
      “It is not the political goals of Hitler that bought us to war. It was his success in building a new financial system. The roots of this war lie in greed, jealously and fear” – British Major General J.F.C Fuller, 1948

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