Weihnachtsmotiv von Hans Richter

 

 

Holzstich Hans Richter

In Europe, Santa Claus (St. Nikolaus) is celebrated today.

 

 

Der Kiklo= oder St. Nikolaus=Tag und Abend ist einer der bewegtesten in der Kinderwelt und der Familie. Er ist eine Gelegenheit zu Freuden und der Strafe, der Belohnung und er Vergeltung.  Bis in den Orient hinab erstreckt sich die Sitte, oder hat sich vielleicht auch von dort in das Herz Deutschlands und der anderen…

Der Niklo= or St. Nikolaus=day and evening is one of the most moving in children’s lives celebrated by European families. An opportunity for joys and punishment, for reward and retaliation. A customs that reached deep into the orient, or eventually extended from the orient into the heart of Germany‚Ķ

 

 

For my four years at elementary school located on Herterich Street in Munich, I was put in a sack by Santa’s little helper where I had to stay in the corner of the classroom for the first hour of school on Dec 6. A custom I was used to and never questioned nor knew a reason for, in absence of any other experience to compare to.

 

 

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