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

Motherhouse Bombing

On December 20, 1944, Mother Almeda Schricker sent a letter to the congregation telling of the bombing of the Munich Motherhouse. This was the central headquarters of the School Sisters of Notre Dame. Observe the detailed reporting, emotional context, and deep faith exemplified in this letter, noting that she never states who was responsible for the bombing. Facilitator directions offer additional context for understanding this critical period in the life of the congregation.

Photos of Munich Motherhouse After Allied Bombing
The last sisters had hardly reached the air-raid shelter when bombs struck in their immediate vicinity. (Letter of Mother Almeda)

Courtyard of SSND Munich Motherhouse
Exterior of SSND Munich Motherhouse
Interior of SSND Munich Motherhouse
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

Mother Almeda Letter
Audio Reading of Mother Almeda Letter

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