GRC Tracing Service in your area:
Submit trace enquiry
The GRC Tracing Service helps people who due to armed conflicts, disasters or other humanitarian crises are desperately waiting for news from relatives or who are missing loved ones, as well as families who are forced to live separated from each other due to unfavourable political conditions and hope for a family reunification in Germany.
For a successful search we require a detailed report on the person being searched and, where necessary, the circumstances in which contact was lost. Please fill in the corresponding forms as accurately as possible. The forms relate to the respective area of responsibilities and are in some places identical within the tracing network of the Red Cross and Red Crescent movement. We will inform you of the result of our search in writing or, where appropriate, by telephone. Information will always be given in compliance with the provisions of data protection law.
GRC Tracing Service Munich Office
Tracing requests in connection with missing persons of the Second World War and international tracing requests due to loss of contact as a result of armed conflicts and disasters around the world are all processed by the GRC Tracing Service Munich Office.
Forms to use
Missing persons Second World War
- File a tracing request (online forms in German and English)
- File a tracing request (PDF-forms in German)
International Search and Red Cross messages
GRC Tracing Service Hamburg Office
The GRC Tracing Service Hamburg Office accepts tracing requests for and about re-settlers and ethnic German repatriates who got separated due to war and its aftermath or because of emigration. Furthermore the Hamburg Office provides information on the current whereabouts of the person being searched for with the help of documents within the possession of the GRC Tracing Service or through further research.
Grounds for a tracing request include:
- A search for family members
- A search for witnesses in legal procedures concerning displaced persons admissions and eligibility
- A search for assistants in administrative procedures
- A search for persons of reference in proceedings for the establishment of German nationality
Determining the location of re-settlers or ethnic German repatriates and their family members
- File a tracing request (online forms in German, English and Russian)
- File a tracing request (PDF-forms in German and Russian)
We are of course happy to accept your requests either by post or be e-mail as well.
You will find our addresses on the “contact page”.