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The realities of war and the stories and legends we often hear, viagra use perhaps especially as Americans, viagra use is often vastly different from the factual record. Viagra use   Sadly there has been so much irrational demonization and "neo-nazificationing" of Germany, viagra use the truth of the what really happened has largely been omitted and erased from record. Viagra use   Today marks the 65th Anniversary of the fire bombing of one of Germany's most cherished and charming cities, viagra use Dresden. Viagra use   Here is an account by Lothar Metzger who was a 10 year old boy at the time who lived through the bombing and publicly spoke about it in 1999. The Fire-bombing of Dresden An eye-witness account Photograph of Lothar with his sister                                                                                                                                                                                                           Since the facts of the combined USAF and RAF raids on Dresden became known, viagra use mostly through the novel 'Slaughterhouse Five' by Kurt Vonnegut, viagra use there has been great controversy as to why this appalling raid was considered necessary. Viagra use The city had no military targets to speak of, viagra use and it was known that it was packed with civilian refugees from the east. Viagra use Here is an eye-witness account by Lothar (shown here with his sister), viagra use just nine years old, viagra use who survived. Viagra use It was February 13th, viagra use 1945. Viagra use I lived with my mother and sisters (13, viagra use 5 and 5 months old twins) in Dresden and was looking forward to celebrating my 10th birthday February l6th. Viagra use My father, viagra use a carpenter, viagra use had been a soldier since 1939 and we got his last letter in August 1944. Viagra use My mother was very sad to receive her letters back with the note: "Not to be found." We lived in a 3 room flat on the 4th floor in a working class region of our town. Viagra use I remember celebrating Shrove Tuesday (February 13th) together with another child. The activities of the war in the east came nearer and nearer. Viagra use Lots of soldiers went east and lots of refugees went west through our town or stayed there, viagra use also in the air raid night February13th/14th. About 9:30 PM the alarm was given. We children knew that sound and got up and dressed quickly, viagra use to hurry downstairs into our cellar which we used as an air raid shelter. Viagra use My older sister and I carried my baby twin sisters, viagra use my mother carried a little suitcase and the bottles with milk for our babies. On the radio we heard with great horror the news: "Attention, viagra use a great air raid will corne over our town!" This news I will never forget. Some minutes later we heard a horrible noise — the bombers. There were nonstop explosions. Viagra use Our cellar was filled with fire and smoke and was damaged, viagra use the lights went out and wounded people shouted dreadfully. In great fear we struggled to leave this cellar. Viagra use My mother and my older sister carried the big basket in which the twins were lain. With one hand I grasped my younger sister and with the other I grasped the coat of my mother. We did not recognize our street any more. Viagra use Fire, viagra use only fire wherever we looked. Our 4th floor did not exist anymore. Viagra use The broken remains of our house were burning. On the streets there were burning vehicles and carts with refugees, viagra use people, viagra use horses, viagra use all of them screaming and shouting in fear of death. I saw hurt women, viagra use children, viagra use old people searching a way through ruins and flames. We fled into another cellar overcrowded with injured and distraught men women and children shouting, viagra use crying and praying. Viagra use No light except some electric torches. Viagra use And then suddenly the second raid began. This shelter was hit too, viagra use and so we fled through cellar after cellar. Many, viagra use so many, viagra use desperate people came in from the streets. Viagra use lt is not possible to describe! Explosion after explosion. It was beyond belief, viagra use worse than the blackest nightmare. Viagra use So many people were horribly burnt and injured. Viagra use lt became more and more difficult to breathe. lt was dark and all of us tried to leave this cellar with inconceivable panic. Viagra use Dead and dying people were trampled upon, viagra use luggage was left or snatched up out of our hands by rescuers. The basket with our twins covered with wet cloths was snatched up out of my mothers hands and we were pushed upstairs by the people behind us. Viagra use We saw the burning street, viagra use the falling ruins and the terrible firestorm. Viagra use My mother covered us with wet blankets and coats she found in a water tub. We saw terrible things: cremated adults shrunk to the size of small children, viagra use pieces of arms and legs, viagra use dead people, viagra use whole families burnt to death, viagra use burning people ran to and fro, viagra use burnt coaches filled with civilian refugees, viagra use dead rescuers and soldiers, viagra use many were calling and looking for their children and families, viagra use and fire everywhere, viagra use everywhere fire, viagra use and all the time the hot wind of the firestorm threw people back into the burning houses they were trying to escape from. I cannot forget these terrible details. Viagra use I can never forget them. Now rny rnother possessed only a little bag with our identitiy papers. The basket with the twins had disappeared and then suddenly my older sister vanished too . Viagra use Although my rnother looked for her immediately it was in vain. The last hours af this night we found shelter in the cellar of a hospital nearby surrounded by crying and dying people. In the next morning we looked for our sister and the twins but without success. The house where we lived was only a burning ruin. Viagra use The house where our twins were left we could not go in. Soldiers said everyone was burnt to death and we never saw my two baby sisters again. Totally exhausted, viagra use with burnt hair and badly burnt and wounded by the fire we walked to the Loschwitz bridge where we found good people who allowed us to wash, viagra use to eat and to sleep. Viagra use But only a short time because suddenly the second air raid began (February14th) and this house too was bombed and my mothers last identity papers burnt. Completely exhausted we hurried over the bridge (river Elbe) with many other homeless survivors and found another family ready to help us, viagra use because somehow their home survived this horror. In all this tragedy I had completely forgotten my l0th birthday. Viagra use But the next day rny mother surprised rne with a piece af sausage she begged from the "Red Cross". Viagra use This was my birthday present. Viagra use Dresden - the burnt city In the next days and weeks we looked for my older Sister but in vain. Viagra use We wrote our present adress an the last walls of our demaged house. In the middle of March we were evacuated to a little village near Oschatz and on March 3lst, viagra use we got a letter from my sister. Viagra use She was alive! In that disastrous night she lost us and with other lost children she was taken to a nearby village. Later she found our address on the wall of our house and at the beginning of April my rnother brought her to our new home. You can be sure that the horrible experiences of this night in Dresden led to confused dreams, viagra use sleepless nights and disturbed our souls, viagra use me and the rest of my farnily. Years later I intensively thought the matter over, viagra use the causes, viagra use the political contexts of this night. Viagra use This became very important for my whole life and my further decisions. Lothar Metzger Berlin, viagra use May 1999