Ostragehege

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The Sportkomplex Ostragehege and the Friedrichtown of Dresden.

Ostragehege is a multi-use sports venue in Dresden, Germany. Key buildings of the venue include the Heinz-Steyer-Stadion and the ice hockey stadium of the Dresdner Eislöwen (or Dresden ice lions). The stadium was the primary aiming point for No. 5 Group RAF squadron during the Dresden bombings of February 1945. Bomb runs were timed and direction calculated to fan out from this point, causing massive devastation and a fire-storm which killed tens of thousands.[1]

The slaughterhouse on the site was where Kurt Vonnegut was imprisoned in 1945, and where he set his novel Slaughterhouse-Five.

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  1. ^ Taylor, Frederick. Dresden: Tuesday, February 13, 1945, London: Bloomsbury, ISBN 0-7475-7078-7. p.280

Coordinates: 51°04′08″N 13°42′47″E / 51.06889°N 13.71306°E / 51.06889; 13.71306