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03/23/2012 Ukrainian Consul Visits ITS

Volodymyr Kahrchenko, Consul from the Consulate General of the Ukraine in Frankfurt/Main, has paid visit to the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen today intending to see documents on the tragedy in Babi Yar. “The Foreign Ministry in Kiev plans to show an exhibition to mark the anniversary of the...

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03/16/2012 Humanity and ideologies between National Socialism and right-wing extremism

The International Tracing Service (ITS) and Project Red Line offered a workshop on 14-15 March 2012 entitled Decisions: Humanity and ideologies between National Socialism and right-wing extremism.  “Our aim was to bring the two topics of National Socialism and right-wing extremism together and see them from...

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03/12/2012 Early Reports and Survivors’ Texts

The International Tracing Service (ITS) along with the Center for Holocaust Literature in the University of Giessen held a three-day seminar last week about eyewitness accounts held in the ITS archives. Ten students, three historians, and seven literature scholars dealt with early reports and survivors’ texts of the...

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03/12/2012 New Findings on the Black Powder Plant in Liebenau

Researcher Martin Guse has analysed documents on the former black powder plant in Liebenau at the International Tracing Service (ITS). By order of the superior army commanders, the Liebenau plant produced, as of 1941, far more than 40,000 tons of black powder and rocket propellants. Over 2,000 out of the more than...

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03/09/2012 Evaluation of List Material on Mauthausen

Maria Hörtner from the Concentration Camp Mauthausen Memorial has spent a one-week research visit at the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen. “I have checked the list material of Concentration Camp Mauthausen in the digital ITS archives”, tells the research assistant. “Some transport lists are not...

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03/01/2012 Jewish Victims in the District of Nienburg

For six days, amateur historian Gerd-Jürgen Gross did research at the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen, searching through the central name index. The respected volunteers of “Against Forgetting – For the Democracy of the Regional Group of Hanover” are working on research of Jewish persecution victims...

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02/28/2012 Persecution of Hungarian Rabbinate Students

The fate of 185 Jewish Hungarian students was the motive for the visit Professor Matthias Morgenstern from the Seminar for Theology and Jewish Studies at Tubingen University paid to the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen. In the archives, he retraced the individual lives of the persecuted students...

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02/09/2012 Researching the Gestapo in Trier

Thomas Grotum, an historian at the University of Trier, spent two days at the beginning of February examining documents at the International Tracing Service (ITS) archive in Bad Arolsen. For several months he has been researching the Gestapo in Trier and its former location in Christophstrasse 1. “I wanted to get an...

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02/03/2012 ITF Meets ITS

Paying visit to the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen today, Karel de Beer, Ambassador and Chairman of the Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research (ITF), encouraged the institution to seek cooperation with other organisations. “It is essential for us to...

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02/02/2012 Ministry Official Roik Paid Visit to the ITS

Ministry Official Dr Michael Roik, Head of the section “history and memory” with the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (FGCCM), has paid a visit to the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen. Early in 2012, the Federal Government Commissioner took over the responsibility for the...

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