War and Faith in Dresden

Dresden was carpet-bombed by the allied forces over two nights in February 1945. Anthony Clayton on how the aftermath of war has tested belief in the city.

Dresden after the bombing raidFifty-one years after the air raids of 1945, 1996 was a further landmark in the history of Dresden. Rebuilding of the great Baroque Frauenkirche, destroyed in the raids, took visible shape and the reconstructed crypt was opened for worship and concerts. The story of the church and its place in the wider story of Christianity in Dresden after the raids is of special interest.

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