Practice Relating to Rule 125. Correspondence of Persons Deprived of Their Liberty
Germany’s Military Manual (1992) states: “Not more than one week after the arrival at a camp, every prisoner of war shall be enabled to inform his family and the Central Prisoners of War Agency by letter of his captivity and to regularly correspond with his relatives henceforth.”
Germany’s Soldiers’ Manual (2006) states:
Immediately upon their capture, or not more than one week after their arrival at a camp, prisoners of war shall be enabled to inform, in writing, their families and the Central Prisoners of War Information Agency at the International Committee of the Red Cross (19, avenue de la Paix, CH-1202 Geneva) of their capture.