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?

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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: genealogy.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic
    – user6485
    Commented Aug 30, 2017 at 17:00
  • 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 Commented Aug 30, 2017 at 17:31
  • Ann, you can still ask the question, just without her name. Not specific to France but you might find genealogy.stackexchange.com/questions/9758/… useful.
    – user6485
    Commented Aug 30, 2017 at 17:55

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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


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