Among the aims of the International Tracing Service (ITS) is to make its internationally unique collection of records documenting the Nazi crimes and their consequences accessible to the public online.
As of 2015, the digital archive continues to grow. Today, more than two million documents are available online. The majority of these files date from the early post-war period and contain information on Holocaust survivors, former concentration camp inmates and Nazi forced laborers. The portal is equipped with a name search function.
Relatives of the victims can look for traces in an ever-growing number of documents. What is more, the online publication also provides scholars new means of carrying out their research. The ITS will continue to expand its digital offers pertaining to Nazi persecution. It is currently preparing six million documents from concentration camps and ghettoes for publication online.