MAY 1944 – Edith Schweim walks with her daughters Inga (left) and Editha along an untarred street in Malente-Gremsmühlen, Germany. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the image
I’m still in the process of reviewing and restoring photographs from the family archive. This one caught my eye. It shows my grandmother with my mother (on the left) and my aunt. They are walking down a street in (or near) Malente-Gremsmühlen in May 1944, during Pentecost. The girls have put on their fine dresses, yet the mood seems to be just so-so (from the looks of their faces.) Maybe my grandfather had been asking one shot too many? Or had they received bad news from Kiel?
It’s an untarred street which seems to be the standard of the time in that area, giving the place a rural look, rather untouched and not a permanent as a paved street. Life in Malente had been quiet, peaceful, and pleasant. It was a good place to be, close to the grandparents who lived in Lenshn at the time – and relatively far away from the ongoing war.
The high resolution image
|Capture Date||May 1944|
|Image Source||6 x 6 cm Print|
|Digital Image Source||EPSON Perfection 4870 Photo|
|Digital Image Source Format||TIFF, 48 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||2585 x 2565 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|