In the image of Santa Claus were united the features of Saint Nicholas, Christian bishop, who lived in the eastern part of the Roman Empire in the IV century, his Dutch incarnation Sinterklaas, English Father Christmas, Deutsch Christkind, three Wise Men with gifts, and Italian Befana. For centuries these characters were pleasing children in different countries and bringing presents on holidays for those, who were well behaved.
In the years of World War II many families have been separated, material conditions of people became much worse. At this time, celebrating Christmas, a traditionally happy family holiday, got a sad connotation. Nevertheless, Santa Claus did not resign, but continued his good deeds in new challenging circumstances, on the fronts and behind the lines.
Today we offer you to learn more about Santa Claus and his assistants’ daily grind in the armies and behind the lines of the Allies.