This ‘compendium’ page is created to provide ManyRoads’ readers with a centralized location to find information, pointers, and links to assist in the search for WW1 & WW2 German War Casualties, Expellees, & Prisoners. Although, the information and pointers remain a work in progress, I hope you will find the information useful.
Should you have additional information you believe we ought to include in our offering(s) here, please use the ManyRoads Contact Page to let me know.
The following list of ManyRoads postings provide insight & links in a “how-to” form. The content in these articles is regularly (or semi-irregularly) updated and enhanced (I update each article as I uncover new items and/or “tricks of the trade”.).
- Finding German War Dead
- The Former German Provinces & Missing Persons Search
- ICRC World War 1 Prisoner of War Database
- WW1 German Casualty Lists – 1.WK Armee-Verordnungsblatt Verlustliste
- Danzig- Westpreussen (West Prussia) Heimatortskartei
The following Red Cross sites may also provide help, most especially for WW2 killed, expelled, and imprisoned Germans.
- Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge
- Suchdienste des Deutschen Rotes Kreuz (DRK)- German Red Cross
- German Red Cross Tracing Service
- Suchdienst des Österreichischen Roten Kreuzes- Austrian Red Cross
The following list of Internet links may also be of assistance:
WW1 & WW2 War Victims