There is an annual street fight in Dresden on the anniversary of the bombing between neo-nazis who want to march and the townsfolk who block them. Before the fanboys get all upset, I'm not saying it is Vonnegut's fault the far right in Europe and the alt-right in America use his book as reference material for their, 'the Allies were just as bad/the nazis had some good ideas' shtick, but they do.
FTA: the Americans launched an unprecedented firebombing campaign against Dresden, killing anywhere from 35,000 to 135,000 people
It wasn't "the Americans", but ignore that. Notice how big the spread is on the death toll. The latter number is straight from Slaughterhouse-Five and it has permeated revisionist history for decades. That much much smaller number still misses the actual toll by 10,000.
"wurden bis zu 25.000 Menschen getotet"
Propaganda was a main theme for Vonnegut, he had to have known what he was doing with that number, and the picture he painted so beautifully of Dresden as a peaceful sanctuary of art and culture was total nonsense.
Dresden had high military value, that's why Heinz Guderian personally oversaw its' fortification. The nazis had to be wiped out and Dresden was a nazi city. We should have built a statue in Bomber Harris in the Rosengarten in case they forget.
"The Nazis entered this war under the rather childish delusion that they were going to bomb everyone else, and nobody was going to bomb them. At Rotterdam, London, Warsaw and half a hundred other places, they put their rather naive theory into operation. They sowed the wind, and now they are going to reap the whirlwind."
-Sir Arthur Harris
"We cried tears of joy as we saw the red glow in the sky, Dresden is burning, the Allies are not far away"
-survivor of the Theresienstadt ghetto
"Vonnegut -bah, cloroform in print"