When U.S. and German Soldiers Shared Christmas Eve Dinner at the Height of WWII

From a Washington Post story by Dave Kindy headlined “U.S. and German soldiers shared Christmas Eve dinner at the height of WWII”:

On Christmas Eve 1944, heavy snow blanketed the Hürtgen Forest in Germany, near the Belgian border. Inside a tiny cabin deep in the woods, 12-year-old Fritz Vincken and his mother, Elisabeth, listened to warplanes and artillery shells as the Battle of the Bulge neared its climax.

As they tried to make the most of an inauspicious holiday, they couldn’t anticipate that a true Christmas miracle would soon come to their modest home.