American Catholic History
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Maria and Georg get Married

Maria the nun did initially flee back to Nonnberg Abbey when Georg von Trapp proposed marriage to her. But she returned with the encouragement of her superiors and did marry the Captain. Maria and Georg had three children together, bringing their family to a total of ten. In the 1930s they were forced to flee Austria, though nothing so dramatic as hoofing it over the Alps into Switzerland... which is impossible from Salzburg anyhow, since Germany is across the border right there, and Austria doesn't actually share any border with Switzerland at all — Liechtenstein gets in the way.

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