Prisoners of War
At the same time, a significant number of servicemen of the Red Army and Navy are missing. Was a person killed in battle or died in captivity? Did he or she ended up in a prisoner-of-war camp or did not survived the transmission? Did he or she gave someone else’s name or was it incorrectly registered in the documents? The combat documents of enemy military units can help clarify the fate of these people.
During the implementation of the project hundreds of thousands of pages of documents from foreign archives were collected. They were cataloged and accounted. Starting with the documents of the intelligence departments of the divisions of the German army, the specialists of the Center for Contemporary History study the available materials in search of information about the servicemen of the Red Army.
The result of the work will be an open-source structured database with the names of people who were captured. A link to an archival source will allow us to compare all the available information and study the fate of a particular person in more detail.