IMPORTANT NOTE: Relocation of the Tracing Service Hamburg Office

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ملاحظة هامة: نقل مكتب هامبورغ لخدمات البحث عن المفقودين

ملاحظة هامة
ستجد هنا وصفًا لكيفية الوصول إلى الموقع الجديد لخدمة البحث عن المفقودين التابعة للصليب الأحمر الألماني في هامبورغ.

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Second World War

The Second World War and its aftermath affected vast numbers of people. Many disappeared without trace and the fate of 1.3 million German people is still unresolved.

Even though its roots in actual fact go back much further, by the end of the Second World War the GRC Tracing Service had become known across Germany and was in part even used synonymously with the German Red Cross. Also back then its task was to search for those people who went missing in war and the clarification of their destinies. The GRC Tracing Service still helps to clarify the fate of those who went missing, including those from the Second World War. It is able to successfully do so thanks to its extensive collections that document German history for decades, very often based on individual stories.

This unique collection grows steadily, while in the meantime new knowledge about the whereabouts of many missing persons has been obtained from the archives of the successor states of the former USSR. This information, in part of a distressing nature, forms an important basis for the successful work of the GRC Tracing Service.

Further information on the 70th anniversary of the re-establishment of the GRC Tracing Service after the end of the Second World War can be found here.