What Did You Do in the War, Sister?

Narrated by: Annie Pesch, Dennis Turner
Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
Categories: History, Europe
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Publisher's Summary

The book is a fictional memoir based on actual events. The inspiration for the book came from hundreds of letters and other accounts written by Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur who were living in German-occupied Belgium and Italy during World War Two.

Turner created a composite character, Sister Christina, who is described as an Ohio farm girl who joined the Sisters of Our Lady of Namur to teach English and agricultural skills to young Catholic girls. Assigned to Belgium in 1939, she worked Nazi-occupied Belgium for the duration of World War Two. She and other Sisters of Our Lady of Namur in the Saint-Hubert Convent quickly learned that living their normal contemplative, disciplined lives was impossible in a country controlled by ruthless Nazis. Soon they were risking their lives by joining forces with the Belgian Resistance to hide refugees, Jews, and downed American pilots. 

Sister Christina believed her ordeal was over in September of 1944, when American troops liberated Saint-Hubert. That hope was crushed when Saint-Hubert was recaptured by the German army during the Battle of the Bulge, forcing the sisters to revert to their tactics for survival and resistance until liberated for the second time.

©2018 Dennis J Turner (P)2018 Dennis J Turner

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