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Karl Engelhard, Bürgermeister
Wittelshofener Str. 30
91725 Ehingen, Germany
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.