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The Communications Team, including the Press Office in the GRC Headquarters, is responsible for the external online and offline communication of the GRC Headquarters.

Media requests to the GRC Federal Association (Deutsches Rotes Kreuz e.V.) should be addressed to the Press Office. It also assists with research on tracing service topics and answers your questions.


Deutsches Rotes Kreuz e.V.
GRC Headquarters
Press Office
Press officer: Dr. Dieter Schütz
Carstennstraße 58
12205 Berlin

Phone: +49 (0)30 / 8 54 04 –158
E-mail: schuetz(at)

Here you will find background information on the GRC Tracing Service. We would be happy to send you our current information folder upon request.

1. Facts and figures of the GRC Tracing Service, as of August 2020

2. The world of the GRC Tracing Service (world map) 2019

3. The GRC Tracing Service in 150 / 300 / 500 words

4. Pictures of the Tracing Service work

5. Press conference on the occasion of the International Missing Persons Day (30 August)
    held on 26 August 2020, 11.30 a.m., at the Haus der Bundespressekonferenz

           a) Invitation to the press conference

           b) Press release

Success stories about the clarification of fate of missing persons of the Second World War:

           c) The Büttner case description

           d) The Kropp case description

           e) Film about a success story of the GRC Children's Tracing Service (German version)
               The Barthel case description

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