Requests pertaining to personal data of victims of an armed conflict of the XXth century
Requests pertaining to personal data of victims of an armed conflict of the XXth century




You are seeking information about a person who was the victim of an armed conflict during the XXth century : prisoner-of-war, civilian held captive, deceased or interned. According to the Rules governing access to the Archives of the ICRC, the archives division of the ICRC can provide you with information in its possession. Please fill in the form below, and then use the 'Submit Request' button below to send it duly completed (red = required).

The archivists carry out, free of charge, searches requested by the victim himself/herself or the next-of-kin (that is, father, mother, brother(s), sister(s), son(s), daughter(s), husband or wife) of the victims of the Second World War or more recent conflicts. In all other cases an hourly fee of 80 Swiss Francs (~60 USD or ~55 €) is charged; each request generally takes 1 hour to 2 1/2 hours work.

Please note that only the individuals concerned and their next-of-kin will be provided with personal data pertaining to conflicts later than 1950.

The Archives of the ICRC will give you an answer within three months maximum. You will receive it in the form of an attestation containing all the information known to the ICRC on the person you are enquiring about.