Crying about Dresden (Gerhard Hauptmann Quote)


Anyone who has forgotten how to cry,  learns it again seeing the destruction of Dresden. (Gerhard Hauptmann on the bombing of Dresden from February 13th to 15th, 1945)

Wer das Weinen verlernt hat, der lernt es wieder beim Untergang Dresdens.
(Gerhard Hauptmann über die Bombardierung Dresdens vom 13. zum 15. Februar 1945)

(Gerhard Hauptmann – ©


I am Volker Schunck and live in Dresden, Germany. First I was an industrial clerk, then I studied theology. Through my engagement with Zen, I became aware of the Christian mysticism. Meanwhile, I go my own way. For me, faith is not a world-view but a being. It is important to me, not to live lost in thought but aware and intensely. For me, this also includes careful handling of other people. The NVC (Nonviolent Communication), which I learned during my training as a mediator, helps me with this.

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