Please specify your type of inquiry

Depending on the option you select below, additional fields will appear enabling you to provide us with the exact information we need in order to respond to your inquiry:

  • Documents on a person: Choose this option if you are looking for information about a certain person. You can specify up to 10 persons per application.
  • Documents on a specific topic: Choose this option if you need assistance in carrying out or preparing a more general project (research, publication, school, memorial, media etc.).
  • A missing person: Choose this option if you are looking for a missing relative or if you seek contact with other family members.

Information about the target person

All the information you can give us will help us to find documents. Therefore, please provide as many dates, places, names or incidents as possible. The information should be related to the period of persecution or the immediate post-war period.
First name *
Last name *
Place of birth
Name at birth
Last known address
Father's name
Mother's name
Date of death
Place of death
Spouses name
Please describe your documents *
Allowed: jpg/jpeg/gif/png/pdf (max. 50 MB)

Topic-related search

Please describe your project in a few words. Existing research results or further information on your topic are also helpful for us. Please note that for the search for specific persons, the corresponding menu item must be selected above.
Allowed: jpg/jpeg/gif/png/pdf (max. 50 MB)

Information about the person making the inquiry

In order to process your request, it is necessary to enter certain data. The Arolsen Archives also evaluates anonymised data. Further information can be found in our data protection declaration. Please note that it may be helpful to enter your data if you wish to contact relatives.
First name *
Last name *
Birth name
Street name
House no.
ZIP code


In order to tailor our service offer to your needs, we need some further information about the background of your inquiry.
Date, reference no., etc.
What for (book, article, online, ...)? *
When do you need the information by? *
Why is your inquiry urgent? *
By entering the data marked above as mandatory (*) and clicking the “Submit this form” button, I declare my consent to the processing of this data for the purpose of an inquiry as defined by the data protection statement.
I agree to the terms of use.