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This Christmas letter was sent by Oswin Arthur Ellrich to his three daughters in Paunsdorf, near Leipzigin in 1915. Only two months later, he was killed in Douaumont, France.
This is only one of many similar stories about loved ones who are lost. To read the letter (in German), go to http://www.europeana1914-1918.eu/en/contributions/2589. This story was shared by Helge Hemme who has also made other stories and pictures related to Oswin Arthur Ellrich available.
This post is part of our Advent calendar. New stories are published every day from Dec 1 until Christmas.