Seeking Germany Army Veterans

By Ernest Thode Premium

Q. I believe that my distant cousin was in the German army in World War II. Is there any way that I can verify this?

A: There are two divisions of the German Federal Archives that can be helpful. The general web address is

One division is a Personnel Records Center in Aachen that has military service records. The address:

Abteigarten 6
D-52076 Aachen

There is also a Military Division in Freiburg that researches the individual fates of service members. The address:

Wiesenthalstrasse 10
D-79115 Freiburg im Breisgau

The e-mail address is

If the cousin died or was missing in the war, the Wehrmacht Information Office at is the agency to contact in Berlin:

Deutsche Dienststelle (WASt)
Eichborndamm 179
D-13403 Berlin

The e-mail address is