Dear Stan, If there is a possibility that you were not baptized, but you don't know for sure, and you are Catholic, a priest can do a conditional baptism.Catholics can't be baptized twice, so the priest says "If you are not already baptized, I baptize you ..."That is a nice solution for people who were born under terrible situations like WWII forced labor.You don't have to find your original baptism (unless you want to).Just make an appointment to see your parish priest and tell him what you have written here.
The Nazis burned a lot of Catholic churches and their records, so your records could have been destroyed.
To check your German records, you would need to know what area your mother was forced to work in.Baptism records are kept in the parish where the person lived at the time of the baptism.Some places in the US transfer very old sacramental records to the archives of the diocese that served that parish.If you send the name of the town in Germany, I can look up the diocese and the name of the church.
I don't know all the rules and how they were applied and how the war affected them.Normally, I think a priest needs the permission of both parents to baptize a child, if both parents are living.If a priest knew about the situation personally, he might possibly be able to exercise his own judgement about it.You could discuss that with your pastor, too.
But if you would just like a conditional baptism, you don't have to go to all the trouble of trying to locate a wartime baptismal record.Just tell the priest you don't know if you were ever baptized, and explain why. Sincerely, Kate