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Mr. Karl Engelhard, Bürgermeister (Mayor)

Wittelshofener Str. 30
91725 Ehingen, Germany

Tel: 09835/9791-15
Fax: 09835/9791-33




Ehingen had a civilian labor force of 150 people during the Nazi regime. They were slave labor (voluntary or involuntary) mostly from the Polish territories remnants of the old Ukrainian Rus empire (known as Galicia/Halychna when this area belonged to Austria. Borders changed frequently). They worked for the farmers and mills in the area, given to those people to replace a family member who was servicing in the Nazi army.

Some villages were allowed to have marketplaces, others not. Ehingen was not allowed a marketplace. One part of the village was old German; the other was Roman with towers dividing the two sections. One can look from one tower to the other. The Romans were very civilized and considered the Germans or others as barbaric. This is a beautiful, clean little town. Everything is restored. You won't find any trash or graffiti around. Photos of Ehingen taken in 1940s & 2006.

Front of Rathaus Administration building
Andreas Nefzger at town fountain
church entrance
Front entrance of church
church side

Protestant church across from Rathouse
was a present to the community.

Becks Guest House
Beck's Guesthouse was once a brewery.
Frederich Beck had many fields to plow.

close up of Beck's sign
Now it is a beautiful restaurant and hotel.

john with horses 1940
When John Kaczmar worked here as slave labor
in the 40s, he was a farmhand.

barnyard today
This is the same barnyard where John was
standing 66 years ago

Emma Lehr remembers
Emma Lehr remembers my uncle Milko Kaczmar
as outgoing and humorous.
She was 10 years old and lived next door.

Lehr house & Barn
The Lehr house has a beautiful painting of
draft horses on the exterior. Click to enlarge.


john Miklko & friend
The man at left is unknown at this time.

Olga and Karl
Olga is standing with Karl at same spot where the
her father stood 66 years ago.

emma beck
Emma Beck remembers John and told us
what she lived through in the '40s.

looking toward emilion's house

Further down this street was the Myer house
where my Uncle Milko lived and worked.

john & milko kaczmar
John & Milko Kaczmar in front of Myer's house
where Milko worked. Karl helped me locate the house.

john milko & friend
Myers house
Olga in front of Myers house where
uncle Milko lived and worked 66 years ago.

beck's patio
Street viewfrom Beck's patio dining

Center of town with fountain

catholic church
Catholic church

road view
Town street with view of Hesselberg in distance

quiet street
Quiet street in modern Ehingen

view from Hesselberg
View of Ehingen surrounded by fields from Hesselberg. Click to enlarge

We're looking for Emilion's daughter in France to connect her up with her half sisters in Ukraine

Email: Olga Kaczmar



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