4 Replies Latest reply on Feb 8, 2018 1:12 PM by Kathryn Coker

    Does anybody have information on POWs in Georgia during WWII?


      I’m working on a History Press book about German and Italian POWs in Georgia and Virginia during WWII.

        • Re: Does anybody have information on POWs in Georgia during WWII?
          Rebecca Collier Ranger

          Dear Ms. Coker,

          Thank you for contacting the History Hub!

          The Textual Reference Archives II Branch (RDT2) of the National Archives has custody of the Records of the Office of the Provost Marshal General (Record Group 389). Enemy POW files among these records consist mostly of camp inspection reports, camp labor reports, camp historical files, detention rosters, POW grave location reports, and Italian service unit reports. Because the files are arranged by type of report or file and thereunder by the name of the camp, identification of the specific POW camp is necessary before a search can be conducted. There is no listing by state and the records include minimal information about individual POWs. Please provide us with the name(s) of the specific POW camp(s) of interest and we will conduct a search for those records.

          The personnel records of World War II German prisoners of war were returned to Germany.  For access to these records, please write to the Deutsche Dienstelle (WASt), Postfach 51 06 57, D-13400 Berlin, Germany.  The web site is http://www.dd-wast.de/.

          Personnel records of Italian prisoners of war have been returned to Italy.  For further information please write the Ministero della Difesa-Esercito, Direzione Generale dei Servize di Commissariato e Amministrativi, Via XX Settembre No. 11, Rome, Italy. The web site is http://www.difesa.it/Pagine/default.aspx.

          We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your research!


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