The image of a burnt out Dresden is shocking... but wait a minute what is a tree-lined avenue doing in the foreground?? In a firestorm, EVERYTHING flammable burns. Look a little closer then: the shadows of the trees are skinning while the trees a bushy! So, I went looking for other photos of the same street, and lo-and-behold, NO trees! See for example: https://www.thoughtco.com/world-war-ii-bombing-of-dresden-2360531 .
What on Earth inspired/compelled the "publisher of record", to publish a doctored photo! (A possible alternative explanation: the first thing the firestorm survivor did was plant trees on the avenue -- tree that look bushy from one angle but that are practically flat from the sun's angle. NOT!)
A final point: I do not question the trees in the background along the river. Once a firestorm gets started, all ground-level winds are directed inward, and thus the fire stops spreading outward. The trees could have been just 10 meters from the edge of the firestorm and have gone unscathed.