Dresden Trust commemorates 75th anniversary of bombing

HRH The Duke of Kent, Royal Patron of The Dresden Trust, took part in 75th anniversary commemorations of the bombing of Dresden.

Accompanying him in Dresden on 13th February 2020 were Dresden Trust Chairman Marcus Ferrar and Trustee Paul Stocker.

The three Dresden Trust representatives joined hands with German President Franz-Walter Steinmeier, Dresden Mayor Dirk Hilbert and Dresden citizens in a symbolic “Human Chain” of solidarity around the historic centre.

Dresden was destroyed in February 1945 in Anglo-American air raids led by the British Royal Air Force killing some 25,000 people.

In a gesture of reconciliation, The Dresden Trust raised over £1 million to help restore the ruined Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) and craft a Golden Orb and Cross which stands on top of the cupola.  It has also sponsored a new Green Area in the square opposite the rebuilt Church.