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Possibly a POW in Germany?

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Petef

Petef Report 7 Dec 2021 16:45

My DNA Test shows I have a female relative born illegitimately in Germany, during WW11, One parent, the mother, was German. The father, English, probably in the Forces? possibly a POW? I have two "either/or" surnames for the father. These two surnames in my TREE are from Norfolk dating back more than 200 years
I do know the name and date of birth of my female relative but, as she is still alive, I cannot put those details on here. She always lived with her mother and says she has no knowledge of her birth father
I thought of trying to trace the whereabouts of all the males in the two Norfolk families during WW11? Does anyone know of any records/sites that could be helpful re details of English POW's in Germany? OR, are there any sites re illegitimate war-time births in Germany?
I would appreciate some help in starting off this search, thank you

ArgyllGran

ArgyllGran Report 7 Dec 2021 17:18

WW2 service records are still with the MOD and not generally available online .

Re British POWs in Europe, try these:

https://tinyurl.com/2p8cr2tc (National Archives)

https://tinyurl.com/36kfhttu ( Forces-War-Records)


Ancestry has a lot of WW2 births in Germany - not specifically illegitimate.
But almost all in Rostock



David

David Report 7 Dec 2021 19:19

Thank you so much

We'll start following up your advice now, thanks

ArgyllGran

ArgyllGran Report 7 Dec 2021 21:10

Article about German children of US fathers , not British - but interesting:

https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/v-e-day-war-babies-i-was-a-child-of-shame-a-child-of-the-enemy/


https://www.dw.com/en/troops-fathered-400000-children-in-post-war-germany/a-18237282