St. Peter Ording, 1943 (II)

1943 – Edith Schweim walks along a sandy street in St. Peter Ording in Northern Germany, pulling her daughters Editha and Inga in a childrens cart. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

Here is another photo from our family archive. It shows my grandmother in 1943 as she pulls my aunt Editha and my mother Inga in a buggy along a sandy street in St. Peter Ording. They arrived in the sleepy summer destination 79 years ago.

I have been unable to find out where this shot was taken exactly because the village and area has changed so much. Today you do not have that much space between the buildings, and the streets have been modernized (and are not made from sand anymore.)

And this is why I like this photo so much: it provides an idea of space and freedom far away from everyday worries which in 1943 were mostly centered around dealing with (and often surviving) the war. At St. Peter, a normal life was possible, and the small family obviously enjoyed it.

The high resolution image

Capture DateSummer 1943
LocationSt. Peter, Germany
Image Source6.5 x 6.5 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 Dimensions2409 x 2409 Pixels
CopyrightScan © by Mark Zanzig/

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