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The Swedish press reported the high death toll, the Dagens Nyheter in an article on the 16 February 1945 entitled ‘Inferno in Dresden’, followed the next day by the Svenska Morgonbladet which reported a figure of 100,000 casualties. 2 However, to establish this narrative much more was needed than the German propaganda apparatus could provide in 1945. The worldwide dissemination of this narrative depended hugely on a photographic iconography that entered the global imaginary soon after the end of the war.

The example of the Festschrift shows that the Dresden impact narrative resisted the orchestrated attempt to reappropriate its narrative horizon. The chapter concludes with a discussion of one of the most popular books about Dresden’s architectural heritage, Fritz Löffler’s Das alte Dresden (Old Dresden, 1956). Its popularity to this day illuminates the power of nostalgia as a sentiment that, while it is premised on experiences of historical dislocation, represses such ruptures by way of a continuity of longing.

11 However, as Brink argues, the intended acceptance of photographs as overwhelming evidence of the German viewers’ collective guilt was hindered by two elements that could not match the Germans’ perception of reality: They realized that what they saw was morally wrong, but they were also called upon to identify with the morally and militarily defeated nation. The camera position invited people to identify both with the gaze of the surviving prisoners who seemed to be crying out for compassion and with the shocked punishing gaze of the Allies.

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