Posted by Gerald Burr on December 27, 2013, 4:49 pm, in reply to "Re: Christmas"
I was in Murmansk, Russia on Christmas day of 1944, we were not allowed to have any personal contact with the women in this city, they were running the town as all the men were at Stalingrad fighting the war. On Christmas day and friend and me were walking though Town and met a young women with two little children, my friend had a fresh apple and I had an orange. We we were not allowed to give the women any food, not even garbage. Well we gave the apple and orange to this women and she began to cry and gave us a hug. We both had tears and it was the best gift we had ever given. These 70 years later the memory is still as strong as ever. |