Brand in dresden. Apocalypse in Dresden, February 1945

These refugees packed the train stations, terrified of what lay ahead. Those delusions quickly withered on February 13, 1945. "We had to bring Longaberger forward," D'Loren said, surrounded by Longaberger products Friday. Before World War II people had flocked there to see the 18th-century church, the Frauenkirche Church of Our Lady. Some contended a refugee center like Dresden would certainly be spared. The fire melted iron and steel, turned stone into powder, and caused trees to explode from the heat of their own resin.