The most festive European Christmas markets, and which ones you can still enjoy in-person this year. Though the coronavirus pandemic has halted many celebrations, there’s still joy to be found in reminiscing on past ones.
During the final years of WWII and after the war ended in 1945, approximately 12 million refugees and expellees migrated to a war-torn Germany where the living standards were low and the economy shattered. Many of these refugees had relatives whose ancestors were German. Johanna Ditter was one of them.