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Yearbooks and Findings

The yearbooks: with the yearbook series initiated in 2012 the International Tracing Service participates in scholarly and interdisciplinary discourse on Nazi persecution. At the same time, the series demonstrates the continuing development of the ITS as an international center for documentation, information and research.

The Findings: The series „the Findings“ has the goal of drawing attention to the lesser known yet historically significant witnesses from the years of the Nazi-regime and the post war period found in the documents of the ITS Archive in Bad Arolsen and thus highlighting areas of research.

The scholarly publications are primarily in German. Some essays in the yearbooks are in the English language.


 

Yearbook 2016: Uncovered

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Yearbook Cover 2015

Paths, Places and Spaces of Nazi Persecution

The fifth yearbook of the International Tracing Service (ITS) focuses on the spatial dimension of the Holocaust and other mass crimes committed by the Nazis. Nine essays and case studies making up the main section of this scholarly publication show how geographical research in the ITS archive benefits investigation of the history and post-history of Nazi crimes.

Edited by Henning Borggräfe

Book orders via Wallstein Publishers, Göttingen

Also available as an E-Book

 

Yearbook 2015: Uncovered

Yearbook Cover 2015

Yearbook Cover 2015

A Sampling of Early Research Results from ITS Archival Holdings Mirroring NS-Persecution and its Consequences

At the focus of the fourth scholarly yearbook of the International Tracing Service (ITS) are current research results based on the documents from the ITS Archive – either in Bad Arolsen or from the seven copyholders of the digital archives.

Edited by Rebecca Boehling, Susanne Urban, Elizabeth Anthony, Suzanne Brown-Fleming, with the help of Henning Borggräfe

Book orders via Wallstein Publishers, Göttingen

Also available as an E-Book

Yearbook 2014: Uncovered

Yearbook Cover 2014

Yearbook Cover 2014

Transit Spaces: Displaced Persons

The 2014 yearbook focuses on the Displaced Persons (DPs) – those people who had survived Nazi persecution and the Holocaust and were freed by the Allies. It also supplemented the recent travelling exhibit of the International Tracing Service (ITS) about Displaced Persons.

Edited by Rebecca Boehling, Susanne Urban, and René Bienert

Book orders via Wallstein Publishers

Yearbook 2013: Uncovered

Yearbook Cover 2013

Yearbook Cover 2013

Survivors, Memories, Transformations

The 2013 yearbook focuses on the early testimonies of survivors and the transformation of memory. Such testimonies are also found at the International Tracing Service, for example as interview fragments in questionnaires from the Allies or in the form of pages of text given to the ITS.

Edited by Rebecca Boehling, Susanne Urban, and René Bienert

Book orders via Wallstein Publishers


Yearbook 2012: Uncovered

Yearbook Cover 2012

Yearbook Cover 2012

On the traces of the Death Marches

In the first yearbook the ITS addresses a subject which only recently has begun to feature more prominently in research, that of the death marches. Through the detailed examination of a newly assembled collection of the ITS archive, experts were brought together who found different approaches in the portrayal of this last organized mass murder committed by Nazi Germany.

Edited by Jean-Luc Blondel, Sebastian Schönemann and Susanne Urban

Book orders via Wallstein Publishers

Findings 4: The deportation of Jews from Germany and their suppressed history after 1945

Cover of the book Findings 4

Cover of the book Findings 4: The deportation of Jews from Germany and their suppressed history after 1945

In October 1941 the Gestapo began deporting Jews from Germany to the ghettos in occupied Eastern Europe, later to Theresienstadt and the extermination camps. The majority of those deported were murdered. Akim Jah and Gerd Kühling, the two authors and editors of the volume, examine which documents on deportation the ITS holds in its archives and how the way of addressing this part of Nazi history has changed over the decades.

Edited by Akim Jah and Gerd Kühling

Book orders via Wallstein Publishers

Findings 3: Changing awareness of the crimes and victims of the Nazi regime

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Cover of the Publication “Findings”, third edition

In conjunction with the prosecutions of the perpetrators, the compensation of the victims, and public commemoration, the circle of officially recognized victims of Nazi persecution has repeatedly been redefined and widened. The International Tracing Service (ITS) sheds light on various aspects of this – as well as on its own role – in the third volume of its publication series “Findings”.

Edited by Henning Borggräfe, Hanne Leßau and Harald Schmid

Book orders via Wallstein Publishers

 

Findings 2: Uprooted in their own country: German Sinti and Roma after 1945

Findings Cover

Findings Cover

The second “Findings” addresses the marginalized victims' group of the Sinti and Roma and their struggle for recognition and compensation. The focus is on German survivors of the genocide who tried either to rebuild a life in their own country or to emigrate.

Edited by Susanne Urban, Silvio Peritore, Frank Reuter, Sascha Feuchert and Markus Roth

Book orders via Wallstein Publishers

Findings 1: Voices of Survivors from the Lackenbach "Gypsy camp"

Findings Cover

Findings Cover

The first edition of the series “Fundstücke” (“Findings”) from the International Tracing Service (ITS) addresses the “Gypsy camp” Lackenbach in Austria. Concentration Camp survivors of this camp tried to enforce an official recognition of the camp in 1952. It was not until 43 years after the end of World War II that the “Gypsy camp Lackenbach”, where hundreds of Sinti and Roma had suffered and died from abuse, forced labor, hunger and illness, was officially recognized as a Concentration Camp.

Edited by Susanne Urban, Sascha Feuchert and Markus Roth

Book orders via Wallstein Publishers

Current Publications

Medaon – Magazin für jüdisches Leben in Forschung und Bildung (Journal for Jewish Life in Research and Education)

First page of the Medaon article from Dr. Henning Borggräfe

First page of the Medaon article from Dr. Henning Borggräfe

Dr. Henning Borggräfe, Über die Potentiale digitaler Archivbestände zum Holocaust (About the potential of digital archival holdings on the Holocaust), in: Zwischen Versprechungen und Herausforderungen. Perspektiven auf das Verhältnis von Digitalisierung und jüdischer Geschichte (Between promises and challenges. Perspectives on the relationship between digitization and Jewish history), Medaon – Magazin für jüdisches Leben in Forschung und Bildung, Issue 9, (2015), 17, pgs. 1-5.

The article is available as PDF-download on the website of the online periodical Medaon.

Medaon – Magazin für jüdisches Leben in Forschung und Bildung (Journal for Jewish Life in Research and Education)

First page of the Medaon article from Dr. Christian Groh and René Bienert

First page of the Medaon article from Dr. Christian Groh and René Bienert

Dr. Christian Groh/ René Bienert: Ergebnisse auf Knopfdruck? Das Digitale Archiv des ITS – Erfahrungen und Überlegungen, (Results at the push of a button? The digital archive of the ITS – experience and reflections) in: Zwischen Versprechungen und Herausforderungen. Perspektiven auf das Verhältnis von Digitalisierung und jüdischer Geschichte (Between promises and challenges. Perspectives on the relationship between digitization and Jewish history),  Medaon – Magazin für jüdisches Leben in Forschung und Bildung (Journal for Jewish Life in Research and Education), Issue 9 (2015), 17, pgs. 1-8.


The essay is available as  PDF-download  on the website of the online periodical Medaon.

Forms of Testimony – Reports, Works of Art, Stories of Those Persecuted Under National Socialism

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Publication series “Education Projects with Witnesses“ volume 1

What will be left/will remain, when there are no more living witnesses to testify to the crimes of National Socialism? The event series „Entdecken und Verstehen. Bildungsarbeit mit Zeugnissen von Opfern des Nationalsozialismus“ (Discovering and Understanding. Education Projects with Witnesses and Victims of National Socialism“) of the “Remembrance, Responsibility and Future” Foundation (EVZ) has explored this question. The results of the series are documented in this volume, with an essay from Dr. Susanne Urban.

The publication is available for download from the EVZ website.

“History for Today“. Quarterly for historical-political education

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Elisabeth Schwabauer/Margit Vogt: International Tracing Service (ITS) – Extracurricular Place of Learning with an Allied History. In: Geschichte für Heute. Zeitschrift für historisch-politische Bildung. (Magazine of the Association of History Teachers in Germany) Nr. 2/2015, pgs 61-63.

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Publications in cooperation with the ITS

"Postwar Lives after Volkswagen: Jewish Survivors between Liberation and new Identities"

The cover of the VW-publication

The cover of the VW-publication

The focus of this volume of essays is on the Holocaust survivors Moshe Shen, Julie Nicholson, Sara Frenkel and Sally Perel, and documents their personal reminiscences of their attempts, with Allied support, to return to a normal life after 1945.

The publication is available for download from the Volkswagen website.