Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Slaughter House Five
Just finished listening to Slaughter House Five by Kurt Vonnegut on the BBC when I saw this on Atlas Obscura - They have found the location of Schlachthof Fünf in Dresden and you can take tours of it as well.
"In Kurt Vonnegut's book Slaughterhouse-Five, or The Children's Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death, the main character Billy Pilgrim is captured by the Germans and taken to Dresden. In Dresden, Billy is held in an unused slaughterhouse, "Slaughterhouse number 5." From this location Billy as well as his captors survive the bombing of Dresden, which killed some 25,000 people in the ensuing firestorm. "