Otto Schweim (1894-1956)

An undated portrait of Otto Christian Theodor Schweim (1894-1956), taken in Kiel, Germany, probably in the 1920s. Photo by Atelier Billström, Kiel – Scan © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

This photo from our family archive shows my grandfather, Otto Schweim.

I never met him – he died nine years before I was born. When the photo was taken, he already had had survived the First World War. Records show that he had entered military service in January 1915 and served in the German Navy. At some point he became a prisoner of war in England until the end of war. My mother told me that he had been treated well by the Brits.

He died on 24th November 1956 in Kiel, Germany, at the age of 62.

The high resolution image

Capture Dateunknown
LocationKiel, Germany
Image Source9 x 14 cm black & white print
Digital Image SourceEPSON Perfection 4870 Photo
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions4073 x 6432 Pixels
CopyrightPhoto by Atelier Billström, Kiel – Scan © Mark Zanzig/


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