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Hello Ms. Eissa,
Thank you for posting your question to the History Hub!
We recommend Records Relating to Enemy Prisoners of War During World War II, 1942 – 1947; RG 389. This series contains information about Axis prisoners of war held by the United States and its Allies during WWII both within the United States and abroad. It also contains several types of POW rosters and other reports.
If your relative was a German officer, you may check Copies of German Armed Forces Personnel Files, 1947? – 1966; RG 242. This series covers documents seized after the war and covers records dated 1939-1945. To access these records, please contact the National Archive at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) at email@example.com.
For researching records that originated in Germany, see this Family Search page to get started.
Best of luck with your research!
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Dear Leslie Carr,
To supplement what Holly Rivet posted earlier, the complete 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 https://www.dd-wast.de/.
We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your research!