1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 6, 2020 10:57 AM by Sylvia Naylor

    Seeking list of German POWs held by Americans at end of WWII

    Jerry Duppong Newbie

      I'm looking for a list of American-held German POWs for a relative in Germany.  His father was captured by the Americans somewhere along the Elbe River.  Are such lists available?

        • Re: Seeking list of German POWs held by Americans at end of WWII
          Sylvia Naylor Adventurer

          Dear Mr. Duppong,

           

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

           

          We searched the National Archives Catalog for any records relating to German POWs.  The search produced the following results. Within these records, we especially suggest looking into the files located in the Records of the Office of the Provost Marshal General (Record Group 389) as they may contain information you are interested in.

           

          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 Dienststelle (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!

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