Miranda de Ebro Prisoners

Introduction By Peter Landé

· Background
· Database
· Acknowledgements
· Searching the Database


From 1940-1947, Miranda de Ebro, a city in northern Spain, contained the central prison camp in Spain for foreign prisoners.  Some were non-Spaniards who had been captured in Spain's civil war.  Some were persons who had crossed the border illegally.  And, finally, some were German military personnel and collaborators who entered Spain near the end of WWII.  The largest number of prisoners appears to have been French, but many nationalities are present, including Americans.

This collection consists of an index of the prisoners held at some time at this prison.  The information in this index on each prisoner is limited to name and nationality.  Religion is not given, but judging by surnames, the percentage of Jews is small.  There is a registration card, containing possibly additional information for each person, giving place and date of birth, marital status, pre-war residence, name of father and time of arrest in Spain.  Persons seeking such information on individuals may submit requests at:

Archivo General Militar de Guadalajara
Avenida del Esercito
119994 Guadalajara


This database includes 15,469 names of individuals imprisoned at Miranda de Ebro.  The fields for this database are as follows:

There were many cases where it was difficult to read the names from the original documents.  In order to try to return all applicable records during a search, the database includes all alternate spellings.


The information contained in this database was indexed from the files of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM RG-36.003M).  Dan Lednicer and Steven Frank, US Holocaust Memorial Museum volunteers, compiled and proofread the list.

In addition, thanks to JewishGen Inc. for providing the website and database expertise to make this database accessible.  Special thanks to Warren Blatt and Michael Tobias for their continued contributions to Jewish genealogy.  Particular thanks to the Research Division headed by Joyce Field and to Nolan Altman, coordinator of Holocaust files.

Nolan Altman
December 2008

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