The echoes of WWII Dresden’s bombing horror also reach tiny Palanga: a farewell to the homeland

  • 2020-02-27
  • Linas Jegelevicius, The Baltic Times editor-in-chief
A whole 75 years ago, on the winter night of February 13th to 14th, 1945, the British and American Air Force bombed Dresden, one of the most beautiful cities in Germany, and the people there had been hit by a catastrophe of such a terrible scale that all the horror might never be revealed. Vytautas, the father of Leonas Šidlauskas, the current director of the Old Gymnasium in Palanga, Lithuania’s irenic and scenic resort on the Baltic coast, suffered the horrors of the bombing of Dresden. The father’s memories are shared by his son. From home to th...
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