Dresden. View from the Marien Bridge looking towards the Augustus Bridge and the Frauenkirche, 1930
Courtesy of the Library of Congress
At the end of January 1945, Blobel’s family had to flee from the advancing Red Army, passing through Dresden just days before it was bombed. Eight-year-old Günter was awestruck by the baroque beauty of the city; its destruction that he witnessed, affected him profoundly.
Günter Blobel, Dresden