2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 20, 2018 1:10 PM by Rebecca Collier

    German prisoners of war in Texas

    tamara eissa Newbie

      I am seeking records of a great Uncle. He was a German soldier in WWII, captured by the Americans and sent to a POW camp in Texas. At this camp, he lost a leg in some kind of accident -- my mother said he was helping GIs to unload ammunition when this occurred.

       

      Also interested in finding military records of another great uncle who was a German soldier and died in a Russian POW camp; my grandfather, who was in the German military but died in 1936; and great-grandfather, who was a German soldier who talked about fighting the French in WWI.

       

      I don't speak German, and my mother and other German relatives are all gone. Does anyone have any suggestions of how to retrieve records relating to any of the above?