Death register of Soviet prisoners of war
Since the year 2000 in the project 'Soviet and German prisoners of war and internees. Research on the Second World War and the postwar period', researchers have been digitalising all of the Wehrmacht's personnel documents pertaining to Soviet prisoners of war. These digitalised documents have been made available to a limited extent for humanitarian and scholarly purposes. This work is being performed by order of the German Federal Government under the supervision of the Saxon Memorial Foundation. Performance is ensured by the German Federal Ministry of the Interior (German-Russian Commission of Historians) and by the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media. Partners in Russia include the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, the Central Archives of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation as well as the state archive services and the FSB. In Belarus, partners are the KGB and also the state archive services. Partners in Ukraine are the State Archive Committee and the SBU (formerly KGB). As of September 2009, 750,000 persons have been registered, of whom over 23,000 died and were buried in Zeithain.