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Living in Wartime
Memories of School Sisters of Notre Dame Recorded in Crisis

Sister Mary Imma Mack

Most School Sisters of Notre Dame stayed in Germany during World War II working to alleviate suffering, caring for orphans, providing for the elderly. One example of this fidelity to live community under difficult circumstances was S. Imma (Josefa) Mack. As a candidate she was missioned to a children's home in Freising.

One day a well-digger who worked at Dachau and was well known to the sisters, asked if someone could take bread to the camp. Her superior asked Josepha (later S. Imma) if she would be willing to do this. She was to pick up vegetables and flowers for the home and was told she would actually have little chance of seeing the camp.

She agreed and her life was changed forever.

To read more of her story in her own words click HERE for the additonal text and pictures.


Living In Wartime
Memories of War
Practical Advice
Background of War
German Sisters' Stories
Sister Imma Mack
Motherhouse Bombing
End of WW II
Care Packages
50 Years later
Vine & Branches Prayer

Sister Victoria's Memories
Sister Victoria's Intro to German Sister Stories
Listen to Hitler's Voice
Listen to Neville Chamberlin
Narration of Krystallnacht
Kate Smith sings God Bless America

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