American St. Nick - True Story of American GIs
The occupying Germans had been forced out of Wiltz, Luxembourg by advancing American troops. It had been almost five years since the townspeople of Wiltz had been able to celebrate their annual tradition of Saint Nicolas Day. The Nazi's had outlawed the annual Christmas-related celebration. The citizens and especially the children of Wiltz, a town in the hills bordering the dark and foreboding Ardennes forest, had no resources left in which to mark their very special holiday. That's when a group of soldiers of the battle-weary 28th Infantry Division got together and brought back hope and joy back to a small town that hadn't had anything to smile about in almost five years. The American St. Nick is a World War II Christmas story that spans seven decades and continues to this day.
Documentary film runs 56 minutes.
- Friday, December 14, 2018
- 11:00am - 12:00pm
- Community Room