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During WWII, Wiltz, Luxembourg, suffered under German occupation—streets renamed, language banned and traditions outlawed. In 1944, the 28th Infantry Division organized a party to revive the town's Saint Nick celebration. Soldiers provided treats, with one dressed as Saint Nick, fostering a lasting bond between Americans and locals, a tradition enduring today.

The story of American soldiers in WWII created a tradition that continues to this day.
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