F.Taylor identifies 127 odd industrial units allocated their own three letter code which means they were producing items for the war effort, eg Zeiss had a major interest in Dresden. ( blc/rln). German records do not include the supporting workshops and subsidiary units which were not included in the 127 industrial concerns. Taylor does explain that the Dresden industries employed not only local people but their fair share of slave and forced labour a number of the Jewish people who could remain at their place of work whilst returning to "camp" type accommodation , their homes and belongings became the property of the State and in time they were disposed of by being "sent eastwards for resettlement". This speaks for itself and the essential difference between a reasonable view of Dresden and its fate is that apart from the libraries , the architecture etc being considered a more inclusive view of the city is taken. A means to an end , yes when Germany was defeated but was still being driven to fight to the last youngster OAP and "round" , rounds which were still claiming lives - 100,000 Russians died to take Berlin , Hitler would not have had it any other way and nor would Stalin - who cared as little for his soldiers lives as Hitler did for his. thanks for the response. I only watchesd the frist few interviews. I assume they were unaware of what was being produced in the area. I assume the same went for a large percentage of refugees who came to Desden thinking it would be safe from air attacks.