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The bombing of Dresden: War Crime or Necessity? Readings from Sir Martin

13 February, 2023 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


On the night of February 13, 1945, British bombers attacked the German city of Dresden burning through 11 square miles of the city.  The next two mornings, American bombing raids set off fires, some of which were to burn for seven days and nights.  The death toll, even today, is unknown.What happened?  Why was this mission requested?  Was it valid, was it vital to the war effort in 1945?  Join Esther Gilbert as she reads from several of Sir Martin’s books on the bombing of Dresden, its planning and its repercussions, and how he knew he got it right.


Attendees in the US: this talk starts at 11.00am (Pacific Time)/ 2.00pm (Eastern Time).

Please note that booking closes 2 hours before the event. The Zoom link will be sent out on 12 February, and again 90 minutes before the event. If you have not received the link after that time, please contact bethany@sirmartingilbertlearningcentre.org

Lady Esther Gilbert

Lady Esther Gilbert

Lady Gilbert, Sir Martin’s widow, is director of Martin Gilbert Publications Limited and oversees his legacy. She is the creator and editor of three volumes of Holocaust Memoir Digest, and has been involved in Holocaust commemoration and education since 1983. She is co-founder of the Sir Martin Gilbert Learning Centre.

Please visit https://www.martingilbert.com to learn more about Sir Martin Gilbert and his works.


13 February, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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