: are from Königsberg. They are now very
: elderly. They can remember the city as it
: was before it was utterly destroyed and its
: people either deported or annihilated.
: There is now no Königsberg, one of the old
: Hansestadt, a city which had existed for
: centuries. The Russians did that. You
: cannot point to any city where the Germans
: did that. Nor can you point to a city where
: the 20th Century British, Americans, French,
: Italians or even the Japanese did that.
: This singular achievement belongs to the
: Russians and the Russians alone.
: I have learned to never mention the Russians
: in the presence of these elders.