Sunday, August 4, 2013

Aug

4

1943

The horror of Hamburg resounds around Germany

The last of the Operation Gomorrah raids took place on the 2nd August but added little to scale of the existing devastation.

The news from Hamburg is simply beyond the grasp of the imagination – streets of boiling asphalt into which the victims sank and were boiled alive, veritable cities of ruins, which cover the dead and surround those still alive like some jagged stone martyr’s crown. The talk is of 200,000 dead. I am not one who believes everything he is told. I much prefer seeing the thing for myself. And I think that in this case what I have seen with my own eyes suffices.