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Also pastor Reichard feels obliged to adapt to the new circumstances. In the annual reports of year 1933 and 1934 he writes:

"The German seamen's home in Santos (.) was visited in year 1933 again by 300 to 400 German seafarers. The pastor visits the German ships and invites at this occasion to come to the home. (.) Especially nice was the Christmas ceremony in seamen's home.

A Christmas tree with lights and ornaments stood in the room as a symbol of the German Christmas celebration. (.) And then we sat together a long time. Apples and nuts, beer and cigars were handed round, and now and then German folk-songs sounded from forceful German throats."

"As a special festivity in seamen's home there's to mention the Christmas ceremony in 1934, in which took part the crews of three German ships. Furthermore seafarers participated in the commemoration of heroes at 17 March, and at the celebration of the day of German work. The day of German seafaring the present seamen celebrated within the German colony of Santos."

In 1937 the German Seamen's Mission Santos moves into Praça dos Andradas 87.

However as a consequence of World War II, which started in 1939, the mission closes in year 1943.

In 1950 the seamen's home opens again and pastor Reichard continues his service for 20 years more.

sant_100_08Dr. Maas in SantosDr. Maas, chairman of German Seamen's Mission, visits the seamen's home in Santos in 1974 and campaigns for an agreement between the German Seamen's Mission and the protestant church of Lutheran denomination Brazil (IECLB).

Shortly after the contract between the IECLB and the German Seamen's Mission is signed.

Extract of the contract from year 1974:

"Article 1:

The IECLB considers the work with seafarers in Santos as its missionary task, which it takes in close collaboration with German Seamen's Mission under the title "Missão aos Marinheiros". The seamen's mission in Santos is open to seafarers of all nations without a difference of sex, race, religion or political conviction."sant_100_09

1975 pastor Liebig arrives in Santos and takes over the lead of the Mission. By a hire contract with the German community they make available a land to build a new seamen's home.

sant_100_10Picture of the building place in Avenida Francisco Glicerio, 6261976 pastor Liebig leaves Santos and pastor Seibel becomes his follower.

sant_100_11Photos of the new seamen's home, 1980Guestbook entries:

- From 08.11.77:

"We came here as your guests and only found the very best, much friendliness and sympathy that we'll never forget. Tomorrow we go away again, We lie here, and we lie there. But we're already looking forward to the reunion in the seamen's mission!

The Ariane I from Hamburg"

sant_100_12- from 19.07.1978:

"We are from the MS Wien where I'm the wife of the Chief Mate. Just having arrived in Santos we sat ourselves down in a taxi and ride to the sailors' mission where we were welcomed with joyful vision. Often you found the whole "Wien" there, from the captain to the last man. We got to know a lot of people, I can't even name all of them. With them we spent nice hours, sometimes till late in the night."

From the guestbook as well:
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