Answers to Quora Questions by Yair Davidiy
Why are some Germans very salty about the Dresden bombings? Didn't they deserve to suffer after what they did to Europe?
(13 March, 2018, 26 Adar, 5778)
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It was war. Keeping Russian good will and helping her was a strategic objective of the Allies. The Russian advance necessitated the weakening of German capabilities in the Desden region. Dresden was a center of communications and potential re-organization point for German forces. It could have served as an impediment to Russian advance and the allies owed the Russians whatever additional assistance they could give them. There were Jewish prisoners and slave laborers in Dresden. Destroying Dresden saved Jewish lives. End of story. Do not kill Jews if you wish to complain.