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World War II

Records at Fold3

Fold3 (which is owned by Ancestry) is a digitization partner of the National Archives and Records Administration. The records identified here are freely available, but do require you to register at the Fold3 website. The RG number in parenthesis indicates the NARA Record Group to which these documents belong.

Registers, Transport Lists, and Other Records Held by the International Tracing Service Relating Primarily to German-Operated Concentration Camps, November 1957–1983 (RG 242)
This series consists of copies of records which were created by the German Geheime Staatspolizei (Gestapo) during World War II, captured by the U.S. military, and compiled and used after the war by the International Tracing Service and later the Departmental Records Branch's Captured Records Section. They include copies of German records: camp records, transport lists, and medical data cards. The camp records include inmate cards, death lists, and strength reports. Although this series was created between November 1957 and 1983, it contains records dating from 1937 to 1946.

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