Archives 1914-1918: during the First World War, 10 million people, servicemen or civilians, were captured and sent to detention camps.
The belligerent countries involved provided lists of prisoners to the ICRC, which created an index card for each prisoner and detainee. Now, you can search through all 5 million of them.
Learn about the prisoner-of-war and internment camps
through the ICRC historical archives
The ICRC published postcards during the war containing pictures of camps in France, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Germany, United Kingdom, British Empire and Italy.
Some camps have been inspected by ICRC or Protecting Powers delegates. See their reports.
Accounts, letters sent to the ICRC, notices of death and other historical records