Spring in Malente, 1944

MAY 1944 – Two girls explore a garden in Malente-Gremsmühlen, Germany, on a sunny day in spring. Scan © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com


The story behind the image

In 1943, while the 2nd World War was in its fourth year, my grandparents had decided that Kiel in Germany was not safe enough for the family any longer. Their home was located close to the military harbour and the city had been the target of several air strikes already. They had acquired a lot in Malente-Gremsmühlen in Germany, about 40 kilometers from Kiel. A peaceful place, apparently undisturbed and far away from the war.

This photo from the family archive shows my aunt Editha (left) and my mother in May 1944 as they explore the garden of their soon-to-be home in Malente. The construction works of the building had not yet been completed by that time, and they could only move in about four months later, in the autumn of 1944.


The high resolution image

Capture DateMay 1944
LocationMalente-Gremsmühlen, Germany
Image Source6 x 6 cm Print
Digital Image SourceEPSON Perfection 4870 Photo
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions2573 x 2616 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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