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Second World War archives: Research suspended


In light of the ongoing revision of the rules for access to the ICRC archives, the research service is currently suspended.

The rules for access to the ICRC archives are currently being revised in order to take account of new international data protection standards. This means that it is still not possible to process requests for information about individuals who were registered by the Central Prisoners of War Agency during the Second World War.

We are therefore unable to accept any new requests, unless you can prove the humanitarian nature of your request.

We will make further announcements in 2016 about the resumption of this service. We encourage you to consult our website regularly for updates.