International Tracing Service

The ITS Collections

The ITS archives comprise approximately 30 million documents about incarceration in concentration camps, ghettos and Gestapo prisons, about forced labour and displaced persons. The general inventory offers an overview.

» Collections

Tasks of the Archives Department

The documents in the ITS archives are of enormous historical significance. To ensure the long-term use for future generations it is essential to digitize and preserve the records and to make them accessible for research.

» Preservation

» Archival Description

» Archival Terminology (pdf)


50 million references, three million correspondence files, almost 26,000 metres of files - The figures for the activities of the archives are impressive.