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12/11/2013 Book-Presentation “Auf Omas Geburtstag fahren wir nach P.“

In the middle of December 2013, Marion Lilienthal, Karl-Heinz Stadtler and Wilhelm Völcker-Janssen, together with more than 20 authors, presented the book “Auf Omas Geburtstag fahren wir nach P. – Die gewaltsame Verschleppung von Juden aus Waldeck-Frankenberg 1941/1942“ (On grandma’s birthday we are going to P.  –...

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12/04/2013 Discussion with the Holocaust survivor Eric Imre Hitter in Berlin

Eric Imre Hitter, survivor of the Holocaust, talked about his experiences in front of roughly 40 students from the Catholic school “Theresienschule” and the 45 guests attending the opening of the exhibition "The Death Marches in the Documents of the International Tracing Service" at the Foundation...

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11/25/2013 Play Reading on the Fate of Hans Litten

In commemoration of her uncle Hans Litten whom the Nazis had driven to commit suicide, the renowned theater and movie actress Patricia Litten staged a play reading before about 30 listeners. She read from the book “A mother fights Hitler” written by her grandmother Ingeborg “Mimi” Litten. The event had been organized...

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11/04/2013 Group of researchers from Estonia at the ITS

Research for a database on Estonians who were deported during the German occupation has brought two research assistants from the Estonian Institute of Historical Memory and one researcher from the University of Tartu to the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen. For two weeks, the guests pursued around...

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10/31/2013 Excursion of the Marburg School of Archives to the ITS

A study excursion has led 31 archival science students from the Marburg School of Archives to the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen today. They have got a picture of the ITS tasks, its documents and activities in the archival field. “Their study course involves five one-day excursions to archives and...

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10/22/2013 New subjects for education

The Hessian State Centre for Civic Education, in collaboration with the Political Education Authority of the State of Thuringia, issued invitations to a training event from 16 to 19 October 2013. 25 educators from a variety of types of school met in Oberaula to address the issue of Nazi persecution and the survivors,...

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10/14/2013 Anne Frank Educational Centre Pays Visit to the ITS

Eight senior employees from the Anne Frank educational centre in Frankfurt paid a visit to the International Tracing Service (ITS) to learn about the history of the institution and discuss opportunities for cooperation. The two institutions had already agreed in spring 2013 that the Frankfurt public shall be first to...

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10/08/2013 Visit by Erich-Kästner School Baunatal

Early in October 2013 43 pupils from Baunatal Erich-Kästner school came to see the International Tracing Service (ITS). Apart from preparing a presentation on the history and present tasks and objectives of the ITS, the pupils formed groups and occupied themselves with the subject of “conceptions of man”. “If there are...

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10/04/2013 Professor Suzanne Ostrand-Rosenberg from the United States at the ITS

There are two vital connections with Bad Arolsen in the life of Biology Professor Suzanne Ostrand-Rosenberg. In 1955, her uncle Kurt came to the small Hessian town and spent two years at the International Tracing Service to oversee the microfilming of documents for Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Jewish victims of the...

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09/25/2013 Memorial Book on Burial Places of Soviet Citizens in Bavaria

Compiling a memorial book on burial places of Soviet citizens in Bavaria, Lars Thiele from the Dresden Documentation Office paid a visit to the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen this week. He scrutinized the reports Bavarian communities had produced on the burial places of non-Germans in the post-war...

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