During the First World War, 10 million people, servicemen or civilians, were captured and sent to detention camps.
The countries involved provided lists of prisoners to the ICRC, which created an index card for each prisoner and detainee. Individual data on prisoners of war will be posted gradually over the year 2014. Altogether, 5 million cards on prisoners and 500,000 pages of records associated with these cards will be available on the website. Currently 90% of the data is already available.