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First Haircut in Europe.

So I know that in the late 19th/early 20th century, a boy's first haircut was an occasion that was marked by celebration and tradition in much of the U.S. and parts of Western Europe.

I need to know if it would be reasonable that a fuss was made over first haircut in early-to-mid twentieth century, specifially WWII/postwar era, in a very traditional, upper-class, Catholic household in western Germany. If not, would the boy's older relatives have remembered a time when it was celebrated?

I've tried googling variations and combinations of first haircut, ritual, history, tradition, initiation, Germany, more specific locations in Germany, 1940s, 20th century, etc. Most of what I get is either non-specific as to time and place, or modern mothers cooing over their sons. Or it refers to the Jewish Upsherin ceremony, which makes me even more hesitant about what would have been done by non-Jews in the period around WWII.

Help? Thanks.

ETA: Got what I needed - the answer is "no." Thanks to everyone who helped!
Tags: 1940-1949, germany: history, ~hygiene & grooming
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