Dresden's Official Death Report, March, 1945
David Irving’s “Radical’s Diary,” April 23, 2009 (Thursday) at Windsor (England) http://www.fpp.co.uk/docs/Irving/RadDi/2009/240409.html, at image: Dresden Death Report--1945_03_24decode_600.jpg
At 5:55 p.m. on March 24, 1945... the Dresden Polizeipräsident [chief of police] reported in code to SS Oberführer Dr. Dietrichs:
"‘Re: Missing Persons Situation in Dresden Air Raid Defence region.
‘The Lord Mayor of Dresden City has established (a) a Central Bureau for Missing Persons and nine Missing Persons registries; (b) eighty- to one-hundred thousand missing-person notifications are estimated to have been registered so far; (c) 9,720 missing-person notifications have been confirmed as fatalities; (d) to date, information on twenty thousand missing person cases has been given out; (e) accurate statistical data possibly only later.’”
Irving writes in his “Radical’s Diary” of April 24, 2009 (Friday), at Windsor (England):
“... Even the ‘hundred thousand’ figure for those reported missing must be an under-estimate. There were over half a million homeless refugees in the streets of Dresden, fleeing the Red Army siege of Breslau to the East. Whole refugee families must have been engulfed by the Dresden holocaust, with nobody surviving to report them as ‘missing’.
“Another thing seems brutally clear: those listed as ‘missing’ -- in addition to those bodies formally identified and buried or incinerated by this [March ‘45] date -- were never going to return. To use the words of the telegram I found yesterday (see above) they were dead, ‘carbonised,’ and unidentifiable [assuming anything of them were to be found].
“What do these decoded messages tell us about our own [modern-day] lazy and conformist historians...? [T]hey would never have found them. It has taken me these many years. Go the extra mile. Eventually, as this morning's Welshman said, ‘Keep up the good work,’ he encourages me: ‘You will be proved right in the end’”.
[And he was, but little good it has done so far, with The Adversary controlling the dissemination of the Truth.]
(Mr. Irving offers his book, Apocolypse 1945: The Destruction of Dresden available in PDF format at no charge, at: http://www.fpp.co.uk/books/index.html, although he would rather you bought it; or donated somewhat to the Cause).