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Andrzej Misztal, current Chair of the International Commission of the International Tracing Service (ITS), has visited the ITS in Bad Arolsen accompanied by Michal Drozniewski today. During the talks with ITS Director Professor Dr Rebecca Boehling and members of the management current subjects of the ITS, for example, state of the consultation process for a new ITS archive building, discussed and initial preparations for the annual meeting of the International Commission were taken in June 2014 in Warsaw .



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The traveling exhibition “Search for Traces - the Death Marches in the Documents of the International Tracing Service (ITS)” will be shown at the library “Wolfdietrich-Schnurre-Bibliothek” in Berlin until the end of March 2014. It provides a look into the document collections of the ITS on this subject and presents the fates of individuals as well as the feelings of survivors. The death marches were the last organized mass crime of National Socialist Germany.


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In cooperation with the teacher training college of the “Gemeinschaft Evangelischer Erzieher GEE” (Community of Protestant educators), the “Jüdisches Museum Westfalen“ (Jewish Museum Westphalia), the “Kinderlehrhaus zur Förderung des interreligiösen und interkulturellen Lernens e.V.” (Children’s school for the encouragement of interreligious and intercultural learning), the Protestant church district Recklinghausen, the “Gesellschaft für Christlich-Jüdische Zusammenarbeit Recklinghausen e.V.” (Society for Christian-Jewish cooperation in Recklinghausen) and the International Tracing Service (ITS) Bad Arolsen, a training course under the title “Displaced Persons after 1945: intermediate life in transit“ took place in Dorsten, North Rhine-Westphalia, at the end of February 2014. 17 teachers, not only from schools, but also from other forms of non-formal education, tried to get an impression of the situation and the lives of Jewish survivors, in order to find and discuss didactic approaches.


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20 eleventh grade students from the “Katharinen-Gymnasium” in Ingolstadt engaged in research on Displaced Persons (DPs) at the International Tracing Service (ITS) for two days. Subjects of their research were, among others, the culture, organization and administration in the DP Camps, repatriations to the Soviet Union, surviving children, forced labor in firms in Ingolstadt and the subsequent lives of the liberated forced laborers, as well as Nazi collaborators claiming to be DPs.


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