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09/30/2018 | Events Seminar at the IYMC in Oświęcim/Auschwitz

“Objects and Documents – Witnesses to History – New Concepts in the International Pedagogy of Memory”: that is the title of a further training seminar for memorial education staff, teachers and disseminators to be carried out at the International Youth Meeting Centre in Oświęcim/Auschwitz in November 2018.

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08/29/2018 | Events Stolen Children – a Touching Life Story

On September 11th 2018 Dorothee Schmitz-Köster will read from her new book "Raubkind" at the ITS. It tells the story of a man who was abducted from his family as a child by the National Socialists. It was not until more than 70 years later that he learnt about his true identity.

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06/26/2018 | Events “The Digital Humanities Meet Public History”

How can commemoration initiatives and local remembrance groups profit from digital tools? On June 26, 2018, the International Tracing Service (ITS) is hosting a theme night on the opportunities and possibilities offered by the new media for addressing young people in a language they understand. The speakers will be...

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10/10/2017 | Events Research Workshop at ITS

The International Tracing Service (ITS) and the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) are jointly offering a three-day research seminar in Bad Arolsen. Entitled “Introduction to the Archival Holdings of the International Tracing...

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04/28/2017 | Events DP-exhibition of the ITS in Luxemburg

After the defeat of the Nazi regime, some ten million Displaced Persons (DPs) were living in Europe - people who had been liberated from the concentration camps and the labor camps by the Allies. An exhibition created by the International Tracing Service (ITS) on this topic will be on display from 29 April until 5...

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01/26/2017 | Events Short film: My Last Concert

On the eve of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27, the International Tracing Service (ITS), the Christian Daniel Rauch Museum and Historicum 20 will host a film screening followed by a discussion. My Last Concert, the multi-award-winning short film directed by Selcuk Cara, tells the story of a Jewish...

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10/15/2016 | Events International Winter School for Educators

The application for the International Winter School for Educators “Nazi Forced Labour. History and Aftermath” organized by the International Tracing Service (ITS) and the Nazi Forced Labour Documentation Centre should be received by 15 October 2016. The winter school will be convened from 19 – 25 February 2017 in...

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05/30/2016 | Events International academic Workshop

, Max Mannheimer Studienzentrum (MMSZ), Dachau (Germany)

In the past few years, interest in the aftermath, social and individual consequences of the Shoah, forced labour and Nazi persecution has increased. Relevant research topics emerging from the post-war situation include early testimonies, the immediate Allied care for the Displaced Persons (DP) population, regional...

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01/29/2016 | Events "That was the start of everything"


On the eve of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, 27 January, the Berlin historian Alina Bothe held a fact-filled lecture for some 70 guests on the so-called “Polenaktion” from October 1938. In this first mass deportation, 16,000 to 17,000 Jews of Polish nationality were forcibly transported out of the German...

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