Edith in Grömitz, Germany, 1944

1944 – Edith Schweim poses for the photographer at the pier of Grömitz, Germany. The large café and recreation hall of Peter Ellerbrock has opened the windows to get some fresh air into the building. Scan © by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com


The story behind the image

This image of the family archive shows my grandmother posing for her husband at the pier in Grömitz at the Baltic Sea in Germany. Grömitz is situated about 33 km east of Malente-Gremsmühlen, which was the interim home of the family from 1944 to 1949.

The image is not precisely dated, but it appears in after May 1944, probably early June 1944. Most of the windows of the ‘Kursaal’ are wide open already, so it can’t be that cold. But no other people can be seen, so it was not very busy. The sun throws hard, short shadows, and with the camera pointing almost directly towards north, it’s probably early afternoon.

Anyway, I like this shot because it shows a location that looks very different today.


The high resolution image

Capture Date1944
LocationGrömitz, 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 Dimensions2357 x 2357 Pixels
CopyrightScan © by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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