In Germany, Foes Spar Over the Lessons of Dresden’s WWII Bombing

Joseph B. Hash

Countless numbers of much-suitable demonstrators and counterprotesters convened outside Dresden’s town hall on Saturday in a face-off around the 75th anniversary of the city’s bombing, whose commemoration has come to be disputed, reflecting the country’s—and Europe’s—polarization.

The tranquil but tense confrontation has been using spot every year for much more than a 10 years. But it acquired prominence lately as the nationalist Option for Germany, now the biggest opposition group in Germany’s parliament, commenced calling for a rethinking of…

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