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Hattie

Do you think that the Germans and Japanese might have surrended at this point? Would it have been possible to save the Jews?
We will never know.
However,as someone who was actually alive at the time, although a small child, I well remember that Americans did not doubt that the Germans and Japanese would enslave us unless they were totally defeated.

David

Hattie,
I think the historical evidence is fairly clear that the policy of optimizing German civilian deaths by creating bombing firestorms in population centers did not hasten the end of the war.

Best book on the subject is Joerg Friedrich's "Der Brand" (now in English as "The Fire".

As for Hiroshima/Nagasaki, read Eisenhower's memoirs (he thought it was totally unnecessary).

Hattie

My parents were horrified by the Tokyo fire bombing and Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The bombing of civilians in Germany did not register so strongly with them.

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