German Soldier Holiday Cards (Part 1 of 3)

The Germans celebrated Christmas in many of the same ways that everyone else did. Here are some post cards and woodcarvings from the German holiday season during World War Two.

“Die Gedanken bei Euch” – roughly translated as “Thinking of you.”
“Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.”
“Kriegs-Weihnacht” literally means “War [time] Christmas.”
“Kriegs-Weihnacht” literally means “War [time] Christmas.”
“A Happy Christmas in the Homeland.”

[Images courtesy of Miss Magnolia’s Gallery at ipernity.]

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Charles McCain

Charles McCain is a Washington DC based freelance journalist and novelist. He is the author of "An Honorable German," a World War Two naval epic. You can read more of his work on his website:

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