Come Together - Dresden und der 13. Februar
Barbara Lubich

On February 13 and 14, 1945, Dresden was the target of Allied bombing raids. The subject of the “senseless” destruction of an “innocent” cultural city so shortly before the end of the war was immediately exploited for propaganda purposes. This myth, founded by Goebbels, proved to be an excellent means of mobilizing against the West even in times of the East-West conflict. While in the 80s the peace movement used February 13th to protest against war and rearmament, the date became interesting for completely different groups with the change:
Since 2005, some of the largest neo-Nazi marches in Europe have taken place on February 13th in Dresden. The clashes between neo-Nazis, police and counter-demonstrators determine the picture of the day. The traditional commemoration has turned into a street controversy that moves the whole city. Many differing opinions collide. In front of the silhouette of the city, the film creates a dialogue between these different positions. Through the voices of the protagonists, the film looks back on the history of remembrance since 1945 and at the same time reflects the current development. The change that the memory discourse underwent in Dresden has continued to gain momentum since 2012.

"Come Together - Dresden und der 13. Februar" by Barbara Lubich, 95 min