Allied POW camps WWII

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My aunt who was born in 1925 said she was a POW towards the end of WWII. She said she was a German Army member, not a Nazi. She said the allieds were French.

How do I find out about these camps?

Ann Schermer

Posted 2017-08-30T16:35:29.707

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Ann, when was your Aunt born -- it it was after 1917, her name must be removed because of this site's privacy policy: https://genealogy.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic

– ColeValleyGirl – 2017-08-30T17:00:54.807

Rats! She was born in 1925. Do you know if there are any sites that might have POW listings or even German military listings? Thank you – Ann Schermer – 2017-08-30T17:31:35.017

Ann, you can still ask the question, just without her name. Not specific to France but you might find https://genealogy.stackexchange.com/questions/9758/how-to-research-german-wwii-prisoners-of-war-in-british-captivity?rq=1 useful.

– ColeValleyGirl – 2017-08-30T17:55:12.190

Answers

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A good starting point would be the International Committee of the Red Cross who have archives about PoWs; however, they operate limits on how many questions they will handle in a quarter and the gates are now closed until October 2017.

They do suggest the following website as a way to pursue your research:

German military personnel

Deutsche Dienststelle (WASt)

Eichborndamm 179, 13403 Berlin, Germany

Their website is here

ColeValleyGirl

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