JFK Letter Promising Santa’s Safety During Cold War On Display
The note is part of a trove of holiday-themed archival materials featured this month at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston.
- Published 25 December 2019
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BOSTON — In the throes of the Cold War, the Soviet Union was planning to test a massive nuclear bomb in the Arctic Circle. But in a letter to then-President John F. Kennedy, a young Michigan girl was most concerned about the North Pole’s most famous resident. “Please stop the Russians from bombing the North Pole,” 8-year-old Michelle Rochon, of Marine City, pleaded, according to news reports at the time. “Because they will kill Santa…