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This chapter takes the case study of one couple in wartime to examine the intersections between private life and ideas about the Volksgemeinschaft. It argues that the couple’s performance of the rituals of intimacy, the cultivation by each of them of a particular individual persona, and their exchange of letters, photographs and goods were all embedded within the war’s larger material, emotional and political economies. In the process, the couple sought to aestheticise their experiences and to capture through photographs happy memories of moments during wartime for the post-war future they envisaged.