2016-12-10

Dec. 10. Walking in a winter wonderland

Winter on the Eastern Front, 1916
I've just finished reading a book about winter warfare tactics by our colleague from Lancashire Museums, Stephen Bull, and was pleased to discover this photo among the 350 photos taken by Max Jacoby during the First World War. He was a Jewish doctor from Pollnow, a small town in Pomerania who served as a member of the German Medical Corps and was stationed on the Eastern front in 1916-1918. He adds descriptions to most of his photos, many of which are from Darovo and Baranovichi Belarus. The albums have been passed through the family - Max died in the 1930s, he committed suicide to escape persecution by the Nazis. They have been shared on Europeana 1914-1918 in memory of Max, and because of the interesting and diverse contents.

This story was shared by Bob Hammon, and is licensed as CC BY-SA. To read the whole story, go to http://europeana1914-1918.eu/en/contributions/search?q=Max+Jacoby.

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This post is part of our Advent calendar. New stories are published every day from Dec 1 until Christmas.

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