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Christmas was also celebrated at the front as the trees from Germany were brought into the bunkers where, by candlelight, the German holiday was kept alive.

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Title
Christmas was also celebrated at the front as the trees from Germany were brought into the bunkers where, by candlelight, the German holiday was kept alive.
Names
Hoffmann, Heinrich, 1885-1957 (Photographer)
Collection

Eye on the Reich : German propaganda photographs, 1939-1942

1939

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1939
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC EYE
Shelf locator: PC EYE 1939
Topics
Nazi propaganda
Christmas trees
Bunkers
Soldiers -- German -- 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945 -- Military life -- German
Genres
Photographs
Notes
Content: Blemishes on image.
Content: Picture caption: "An der Front wurde auch Weihnachten gefeiert und die deutschen Tannen wurden selbst in die Bunker geholt, um dort beim Kerzenschein das deutsche Fest lebendig zu machen."
Content: Unlike the famous "Christmas truce" in the first year of World War I, there was no fraternization between the soldiers of the two sides this opening year of World War II.
Content: Title translates German picture caption
Source note: Grossdeutschland im Weltgeschehen. Tagesbildberichte 1940. (Berlin Joh. Kasper Co. 1942) Braeckow, Ernst, Author.
Physical Description
Gelatin silver prints
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ac3492c0-c601-012f-270c-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1885: Creator Born
  • 1939: Issued
  • 1957: Creator Died
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Christmas was also celebrated at the front as the trees from Germany were brought into the bunkers where, by candlelight, the German holiday was kept alive." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1939. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b0764cf4-fcb5-0cb7-e040-e00a18067af7

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Christmas was also celebrated at the front as the trees from Germany were brought into the bunkers where, by candlelight, the German holiday was kept alive." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 22, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b0764cf4-fcb5-0cb7-e040-e00a18067af7

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1939). Christmas was also celebrated at the front as the trees from Germany were brought into the bunkers where, by candlelight, the German holiday was kept alive. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b0764cf4-fcb5-0cb7-e040-e00a18067af7

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Christmas was also celebrated at the front as the trees from Germany were brought into the bunkers where, by candlelight, the German holiday was kept alive.