Source The Local
Fans of St Pauli football club have caused shock by unfurling a banner which mocked the victims of the firebombing of Dresden during the Second World War.
Hours after beating Dynamo Dresden 2-0 on Sunday, the second division team from Hamburg was forced into an apology due to the controversial fan message.
During the match St Pauli fans had unfurled the banner emblazoned with the inscription: “Your grandparents already burned for Dresden – against the myth of German victimhood.”
Monday marks the 72nd anniversary of the Allied bombing of Dresden in 1945 in which around 25,000 people were killed.
The bombing of the historic city centre has become a central part of a far-right narrative of German victimhood during and after the Second World War.
Far-right extremists gather annually in Dresden on February 13th to condemn the firebombing that nearly completely destroyed the city only months before the end of the war.
“St. Pauli strongly distances itself from idea of German victimhood, which has been propagated by the far right in the past… but the banner went too far – it mocks the victims of the aerial bombardment of Dresden,” a statement from the club read.
“St Pauli wants to apologize to Dynamo Dresden, their fans and all relations of the victims’s of the attacks which took place 72 years ago.”
Dynamo Dresden said in a statement that the banner “overshot every boundary of taste and freedom of expression.”
This is the second time within a week that football banners in a German stadium have caused uproar.
The number of victims in the allied bombing of Dresden far surpassed the number given in the above article, it is not uncommon for the real number of victims to be downplayed in this manner. The likely number was over 100k victims and possibly many many more than that. An excellent book to read about this Holocaust bombing of Dresden is Hellstorm written by Thomas Goodrich. I have read it and highly recommend it. There is also an excellent documentary that everybody should watch which brings to life the horrors of the firebombing of Dresden.
It is a sad fact of modern day Germany that some of its citizens actually celebrate the terror that their fellow German people went through on the nights of the 13th and 14th of February 1945. These people are in the minority, but are a noisy and antagonistic minority that denigrate the memory of the innocent victims of Allied terror bombing.
The supporters of St. Pauli are well known for their far-left political affiliations, they are a stain upon the German nation and support the destruction of Germany through mass immigration, forced multiculturalism and Cultural Marxism.
Here are some images of their supporters and stadium that should leave you in no doubt as to their sinister motivations for doing this.