The new target system calls for the ITS to strengthen its national and international connections and stimulate activity in its various networks. In 2016, there were two main events to highlight in connection with this:
The ITS and the Max Mannheimer Study Center organized a workshop entitled “Life in the Aftermath – Displaced Persons, Displaced Children and Child Survivors on the move.” What happened to the people who survived forced labor, deportation, and the concentration camps? And what challenges were faced by liberated adolescents and children? In recent years there has been growing interest in researching the situation of displaced persons (DPs) after 1945. At the end of May 2016, an international workshop on this topic was held in Dachau.
The ITS is continually improving access to the around 85 percent of its archival documents pertaining to Nazi crimes and their consequences that have already been digitized. At the international workshop on “Improving Access to the ITS Archives” in March 2016 in Bad Arolsen, representatives of the partner institutions of the ITS learned about strategies and tools for searching the digitized ITS archive. One focal point of the workshop was the interaction between copyholders and ITS employees.
New partnerships and initiatives were launched or supported:
We would like to introduce four visitors and their projects who represent nearly 500 scholars who carried out research in Bad Arolsen in 2016. Click the photos if you want to learn more.