Haus Quisisana, St. Peter, Germany, 1943

JULY 1943 – The Quisisana House in St.-Peter, a small village situated at the German North Sea, was a holiday home for kids and their parents. Scan © by Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

In 1943 the Second World War had severly hit Kiel, the hometown of my family. My grandparents lived very close to the military harbour in Kiel, and they decided to get at least the kids out of the worries of the war. They booked a room at Haus Quisisana, a holiday home for kids and their parents. And so my mother and my aunt spent six weeks in St.-Peter in the summer of 1943. The village has a beautiful beach, and there are many photos showing them in their beach chair and in the shallow water.

This photo is from the family archive and originates from a 6 x 6 cm print, scanned and restored in 2021. It shows an unspoilt surrounding with sandy paths. Today, the village is still a popular holiday destination, but there are many more houses, and most of the streets have been tarred. It merged in 1967 with the neighbor village Ording and is called St.-Peter-Ording today.

The Quisisana House closed its doors as vacation home for children at the end of 2008.

The high resolution image

Capture DateJuly 1943
LocationStrandpromenade, St.-Peter-Ording, Germany
Image Source6 x 6 cm black & white print
Digital Image SourceEPSON Perfection 4870 Photo
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions2236 x 2236 Pixels
CopyrightScan © by Mark Zanzig/

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