The Swedish Dresden Committee was formed at the beginning of 2005 to honor the memory of those killed by the allied bombings over the city of Dresden and other German cities during the final stages of Second World War. By holding annual remembrance ceremonies we help preserve the memory of that part of history that the present power elite want us to forget.
The tradition of commemorating the anniversary of the three day long annihilation of the city of Dresden at Skogskyrkogården in Stockholm begun in 2003. But it wasn’t until 2005 that the ceremonies came to involve more than just a handful of dedicated people. That year about 60 people partook in Stockholm.
The Dresden Committee has no political or religious affiliations. The activities is limited to the ceremony in remembrance of the victims in Dresden, and also a smaller ceremony in remembrance of the sinking of the refugee ship Wilhelm Gustloff. In addition to that we have no activities of our own. We do not want to establish a trade mark, run any activism, or perform any other functions of a political organisation. Those who whish to report from the ceremonies can just as well neglect to mention the Dresden Committee, but a link will always be welcome.
The purpose of this new web site is to show the world that the memory and remembrance is alive and being cared of.