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04/08/2013 Presentation of “Early Post-War Testimonies in the ITS Collections”

The Department for Historical Research and Education at the ITS presents three exhibition banners on the subject of “Early Post-War Testimonies”. Testimonies, u.e. statements of survivors, can be found in the ITS collections in many different forms and formats. “Early Post-War Testimonies” are also the subject of this...

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04/02/2013 ITS Exhibition on Death Marches Shown at Konrad-Zuse Museum in Hünfeld

The touring exhibition “Looking for Traces – The Death Marches as Reflected in the Documents of the International Tracing Service (ITS)” will be shown at Konrad-Zuse Museum in Hünfeld until late April. It provides its visitors with an insight into the ITS documents on the subject and introduces individual fates as well...

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03/22/2013 Mayor’s Wives Visit the ITS

16 wives of mayors of towns located in the Waldeck Frankenberg district visited the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen yesterday. “Whenever we come together once a year, we meet in another place to come to know by and by all other places and communities”, said the Arolsen mayor’s wife Sabine van der...

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03/18/2013 Seminar on How Homophobic Viewpoints Are Developed and Abandoned

In cooperation with the Red Line pilot project and IKARus, the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen held a two-day training program in mid-March on “Language and Viewpoints – How Homophobic Views Are Developed and Abandoned.” With a total of 16 participants, the aim of the training was to create an...

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03/15/2013 French Archives Nationales to Use Digital Database of the ITS

Archivist Monique Leblois-Péchon from the French National Archives has paid a two-day visit to the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen studying the digital database and research methods for individual fates and topics. The French National Archives  that had received a copy...

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03/07/2013 21st Meeting of the Hessian Memorials and Commemorative Initiatives for the Nazi Era in Arolsen

40 representatives of around 35 Hessian Memorials and commemorative initiatives have joined for a one-day meeting in Bad Arolsen in the beginning of March. Invited for the conference by the Hesse Centre for Civic Education (Hessische Landeszentrale für Politische Bildung / HLZ), they had a chance to inform themselves...

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02/26/2013 “Details like that are Important for my Work“

  Robert Kain came to the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen late in February 2013 to do research for his dissertation “Otto Weidt. Developing from an anarchist into a ‘Righteous among the Nations’. 1883-1947”. Otto Weidt had tried to protect his Jewish staff from deportation during the era of...

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02/07/2013 Stolpersteine (Stumbling Stones) for Teltow

Their aim to lay ‘stumbling stones’ victims of the Nazi persecution in Teltow has led the two historians, Gabriele Bergner and Jens Leder, to the International Tracing Service (ITS) this week. For the members of an initiative from the German town Teltow this was the second visit to Arolsen. "On our previous trip...

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01/31/2013 Research on Satellite Camp Engerhofe

  Late in January 2013, Lilo and Bernhard Keßler came to research in the archives of the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen about prisoners who had perished in Concentration Camp Engerhofe. The sub-commando had had a mere three-month existence. “Our intention is to give back to the victims their...

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01/28/2013 A Reading of "Born in a Concentration Camp" at the ITS

"I will bring you home," said Miriam Rosenthal daily to the baby growing inside her womb. A pregnancy in a concentration camp for Jewish prisoners usually meant a death sentence. But seven women, in the midst of the destruction of life, brought seven children into the world. This unusual story in the book...

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