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The family lived in the mansion for only 10 years and sold it in 1921. The 1st World War 1914-1918 and its aftermath, economic and family reasons were probably crucial. Later, the owners changed several times. During the 2nd World War, the paramilitary Nazi organisation SS confiscated the building. Towards the end of the war, the US Army occupied the villa. In 1946, the US military government began to establish a new German police force, which then used the mansion for over 50 years.
Alfons Huber knew advice and where to start the search. After initial discoveries in the city archives, he motivated me to continue and write a report on the history of the building and the Grieb family. A family relation was not to be found, but the main figures of the Grieb family piqued my curiosity.