„Ich bitte innigst um Nachricht von meinem Kinde …“ Korrespondenzen von Jüdinnen und Juden mit dem Roten Kreuz zwischen circa 1938 und 1942

This article describes how Jews attempted to contact their families or learn about their whereabouts through the German Red Cross (DRK) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). These attempts concern inquiries from exile as well as from what was then the “Reich.” It begins with a presentation of where the sources came from and how the communication worked. Then the focus shifts to individual inquiries and the fates behind them.