On December 19 a terrible tempest - a driving rainstorm hit the area and lasted for two days.
He told the pastor how the Nazis came, how he forced his wife to flee for her safety and he was supposed to follow her, but he was arrested and put in a prison. He never saw his wife or his home again all the 35 years between.
He helped the man climb the three flights of stairs to the woman's apartment, knocked on
the door and ... she could ever imagine of - a gift for Christmas.