The exact number of deaths will never be known. In the first years there was talk of 350,000; with the passage of time and according to the most rigorous historical research, the figure was set at 35,000. “Every year, the death toll is down. The figure of 35,000 is unacceptable to me, “laments Leandro Karoly in The Dresden Drama. During the time of the attacks, Dresden had a population of 640,000 inhabitants; however, it was full of refugees, the vast majority without registration.

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