Kurt Vonnegut has made me believe that it was an act of atrocity.
His popular novels blended social criticism, dark humor (page 4) - Los Angeles Times"The firebombing of Dresden was an emotional event without a trace of military importance.
I will say again what I have often said in print and in speeches, that not one Allied soldier was able to advance as much as an inch because of the firebombing of Dresden. Not one prisoner of the Nazis got out of prison a microsecond earlier. Only one person on earth clearly benefited, and I am that person," said Vonnegut, referring to his bestselling novel. "I got about five dollars for each corpse, not counting my fee tonight."