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It is a noble cause to inform family members about the wartime captivity of their ancestors. However, it will be difficult. If none of the former prisoners later became a public figure, there will be hardly any publicly viewable information about them. Genealogical databases are not relevant in Germany for the period of interest. Civil status registers are ...


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Yes. Mönchengladbach was called München-Gladbach (shortened to M.-Gladbach) between 1888 and 1929, then Gladbach-Rheydt, then München Gladbach without the hyphen, then Mönchen Gladbach. Only in 1960 did they switch to their current name. ( German source, Britannica also reports the old München-Gladbach name. )


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Yes. The place however indicates the place of birth or sometimes the last residence before being drafted. The date should be the birth date.


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