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Please note: we have no information about former
POWs apart from what is already on this website. Every week emails are received
from people who say "Please can you give me more information about my
father/grandfather/etc who was at Lamsdorf?" Regrettably the answer is "no", as we
only know what you tell us. We have no other records.
It is not always easy to find out information about individuals who were prisoners of war at Stalag VIIIB/344 Lamsdorf. There were up to 40,000 prisoners there (not including a much larger number of Polish and Russian prisoners who were on the site, but kept separate from the others). You might find out the information you are looking for by exploring this website, but if not, these sources might help you:
International Committee of the Red Cross
If you are seeking information about a person who was held as a prisoner of war or civilian internee in connection with a conflict in the twentieth century, the ICRC's Archives may be able to furnish you with information in its possession. It can take a long time to get a reply.
Army POW records on-line
Army POW records have been put on-line by Ancestry.co.uk and of course you have to pay to view them. They are only records of Army personnel. Here is the direct link to the search page:
British Army POW records
There is a 1943 list of British Army POWs in Germany and German-0ccupied territories that you can obtain from the National Archive free of charge. Use this link:
The National ex-Prisoner of War Association
They have a list of all British and Commonwealth POWs held in Germany and Italy, including the name of the camp to which they were registered in March 1945. A copy of their service record can be obtained from The Army Personnel Centre, Historic Disclosures, Mailpoint 400, Kentigern House, 65 Brown Street, Glasgow G2 8EX.They will supply a copy for a fee . They have also discovered that most of the German POW record cards are now held by the War Pensions Agency, Tomlinson House, Norcross, Blackpool FY5 3WP. Helpline 0800-169-2277. If you ask them nicely they may supply you with a copy of the card.
If you have tried the above avenues and have still not discovered what you are looking for, contact their Historian Mr Philip Chinnery: firstname.lastname@example.org
IMPORTANT: SUBJECT LINE MUST READ POW OR WILL BE FILTERED AS SPAM
· You can put a message on the guestboard of this website:
Stalag VIIIB Discussion Board
is an excellent site for chat with others interested in Lamsdorf, for seeking information, etc.
The Polish Central Prisoner of War Museum
This museum is on the site of Stalag VIIIB/344 at Lambinowice (Lamsdorf).The staff there have spent many years collecting and researching information about that camp, and others, and they are a rich source of knowledge. For the Museum's website click HERE.
tel./fax +48 77 434 34 75
e-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Anna Witkiewicz (who speaks English)