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Dear Ms. Warmack,
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We searched the National Archives Catalog for “Luftwaffe” and “Hospital.” The search produced the following results. We also entered “Luftwaffe” and “Lazarett” as keyword searches. The search results may be viewed here. Please contact the reference unit listed in the record descriptions.
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After most of the captured German records had been microfilmed, they were shipped to the Federal Republic of Germany for deposit chiefly in the Bundesarchiv. Military records were delivered to the Bundesarchiv in Koblenz in the 1960s. The diplomatic files of the pre-1945 Auswärtiges Amt were returned to Bonn between 1956 and 1958 and are deposited at the Political Archive of the Auswärtiges Amt.
For more information about the return process, please see the following publications/resources:
- Publication “Captured German and Related Records: A National Archives Conference: Papers and Proceedings of the Conference on Captured German and Related Records, November 12-13, 1968” edited by Robert Wolfe
- Blog Post by Sonia Kahn titled “The Return of Captured Records from World War II”
- Publication by Astrid M. Eckert “The Struggle for the Files: The Western Allies and the Return of German Archives after the Second World War”
We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your research!
Thank you very much!!