International Tracing Service

Since its inception as a result of the Second World War, the main focus of the ITS has been the tracing service. In November 2007, the documents archived in Bad Arolsen were made accessible to the general public for research purposes.


Cooperations and Research Projects

Alongside supporting and pursuing individual research, ITS has defined fields of research and started networking with universities and other institutions. Through publications, lectures and other events, the academic discourse will be transparent.

» Cooperations

» Academic Publications

» Internships

Access for Researchers

The ITS archive is open to the general public for research purposes. Please file an application so that ITS can provide you with optimum support in your research efforts. You also find here an overview of the collections and areas of research as well as the regulations for access.

» Research application

» Areas of research

» Regulations for access

» Reading room rules

» Guidelines for Good Scientific Practice

Educational Work

The ITS supports the educational work of schools, universities, memorial sites and other institutions. The ITS offers its archives for pedagogic purposes, cooperates with educational institutions, offers a traveling exhibtion, workshops and teaching materials.

» Guidelines

» Workshops (in German)

» Teaching Materials (in German)

» Traveling Exhibtion (in German)