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07/01/2013 A reading from the book "Das Glück kam immer zu mir" (Happiness always came to me)

“I had great respect for him before we met,” said author Alexander Zinn at a book reading of his new book “Das Glück kam immer zu mir / Rudolf Brazda – A Homosexual´s Survival in the Third Reich”. The event took place on 28 June 2013 at the Media Project Center Open Channel at the KulturBahnhof in Kassel. Zinn met...

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06/24/2013 Exchange with the Wiener Library

Christine Schmidt of the Wiener Library in London came to the International Tracing Service for a week in mid-June to become familiar with the collections of documents and handling inquiries from survivors, family members, and researchers. The Wiener Library possesses a digital copy of the ITS archives, which Schmidt...

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06/19/2013 Development of Synthetic Leather for Army Boots

Hubert Eiccheim has been researching for his book “End Moraine – Memories of a Homeland 1938-1949” at the International Tracing Service in Bad Arolsen. For two days he has looked at the material about his hometown of Türkheim in Bavaria that is kept in the ITS archives. “It is especially about the Salamander shoe...

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06/04/2013 Advanced training program for educators

An advanced training program for educators and church representativesof the Christian-Jewish Conversation of the Evangelical Church in Rhineland took place on the 3rd of June, 2013 at the InternationalTracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen. The subject of the event was "Deportations: Deported, stakeholders,...

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05/31/2013 "Importance of geography is growing in Holocaust research"

At the end of May, 18 researchers from seven countries attended a three-day workshop on “Geography and Holocaust Research” hosted by the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen. They examined various places of persecution, the evolution of the ghettos and camps, as well as a substantial number of relevant...

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05/24/2013 Massacre in Offenburg on 12 April 1945

Volker Ilgen has spent one-week researching at the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen on behalf of the town archives of Offenburg. He traced back 40 biographies in the archives searching information on their persecution. “In March/April 1945, more than 600 prisoners were abused to defuse bombs and...

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05/14/2013 Presentation of Research Results on Polish Prisoners at Hinzert

The memorial of the SS Special Camp/Concentration Camp Hinzert and the International Tracing Service (ITS) have presented first results of the joint research project „When love is turned into a crime” on 13 May 2013. In the focus of the project are the fates of the so-called "Germanization-Poles". Most of...

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05/06/2013 Educators from Russia at ITS

At the beginning of April 2013, a seminar was held in collaboration with the Russian Research and Educational Holocaust Center and the House of the Wannsee Conference at the International Tracing Service (ITS). Fifteen educators from twelve different regions of the Russian Federation visited the ITS in order to learn...

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04/29/2013 „Every child should grow up in security.“

The annual meeting of the members of the association “Lebensspuren” (traces of life) has taken place this time at the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen. The association represents the interests of children who were born or raised in homes of the "Lebensborn” (spring of life). Lectures as well as a...

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04/23/2013 Research for Memorial Book

Andreas Weigelt spent three days at the International Tracing Service (ITS) reviewing the document collection for the concentration camp Lieberose. Under the auspices of the parish, a commemorative book of Lieberose will be published next year. "At the ITS I can not only research the documents, but I can also...

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