Monday, December 24, 2012

Dec

24

1942

A grim ‘Heilig Abend’ in Stalingrad

The Stalingrad Madonna

A little later, the crackly loudspeaker transmitted a Christmas message from the Forces’ radio station in Germany. It was being broadcast everywhere from the North Pole to Africa. At that time an enormous part ofthe world belonged to us.
When Stalingrad was called we began to tremble though we were indoors in the warm that evening.