The Twelve Animated Days of Christmas, #8 The Twelve Animated Days of Christmas, #8
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The Twelve Animated Days of Christmas, #8

Der Schneemann (The Snowman) is a delightful 1943 animated short directed and animated by Hans Fischerkoesen in Nazi Germany. Fischerkoesen was arrested after the war accused of being a Nazi sympathizer but was eventually able to prove that he had been a member of an underground resistance group of artists. Read more about his life and work in this article by William Moritz.