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Day of German Unity in Dresden Oct 3, 2016

              The Dresden Trust’s Chairman, Eveline Eaton, was invited to the official celebration of the 26th anniversary of the Day of German Unity, celebrated in Dresden for the second time.  Security was tight for the event with 2600 police officers on duty, as two bombs had exploded in Dresden […]

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Victor Gregg : Survivor of the Dresden Raids

Victor Gregg is a legend in his own (long) life-time as the only British survivor of the RAF/USAF bombing raids in February 1945 which destroyed Dresden, where he was a prisoner of war.Since those harrowing days he has been a forthright advocate of Anglo-German friendship and a great supporter of the work of the Dresden […]

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German Foreign Minister hails the Dresden Trust

In a letter of 5th July 2016, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier acclaimed the work of the Dresden Trust for German-British reconciliation. “In these difficult political times in Europe, which we are currently experiencing with respect to the recent British referendum, engagement by civil society is all the more important. You have been setting a […]

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Dresden Trust re-dedicates its commitment to reconciliation

Following the vote on Britain’s membership of the European Union on 23 June 2016, Trustees of the Dresden Trust decided to reinforce their efforts to further reconciliation and harmonious relations between Britain and Dresden. Our moral obligation to promote cooperation and friendship has become even more pressing. The outcome of the vote has no bearing […]

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Vandalisation of Dresden Stolpersteine

The Board condemned recent attempts in Dresden to vandalise the “Stolpersteine” of the family of one of our Trustees, and expressed the hope that steps would be taken to prevent such outrages in the future                                  

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Coventry Cathedral and the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum

Monica Petzal, artist and Trustee of the Dresden Trust, on 10th November 2015 opened exhibitions of works commemorating the wartime destruction of Dresden and Coventry to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the bombings of Coventry. One exhibition in the Herbert Museum, also shown earlier in Dresden, is entitled “Indelible Marks,” while her new creation “75/70 […]

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German President Hails Dresden Trust on Royal Viisit

At a State Banquet in honour of Queen Elizabeth II in Berlin on 24th June 2015, German President Joachim Gauck mentioned the work of the Dresden Trust in furthering reconciliation between Britain and Dresden: “…That foes have become friends is partly thanks to Your Majesty. You experienced the terrors of the war – the bombing […]

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