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01/31/2017 | News “The topic has stayed with me”

On the occasion of Holocaust Remembrance Day on 27 January, the opera singer, filmmaker and bestselling author "Selcuk Cara" visited the International Tracing Service (ITS). In his short film My Last Concert, he tells the story of a Jewish pianist remembering her childhood during the Holocaust. In the interview, Selcuk...

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01/30/2017 | News “Remembering the victims”

The Dutchman Erik Dijkstra helps find relatives of concentration camp victims so as to return personal belongings kept in the ITS archive. In the interview he talks about what motivates him to carry out the extensive research and how he goes about looking for family members. His starting point is the ITS online...

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01/27/2017 | News International Holocaust Remembrance Day

On January 27, 1945, Soviet soldiers liberated the last remaining survivors in the Auschwitz concentration camp – some 7,000 sick and dying inmates. At least 1.3 million women, men and children, the majority of them Jewish, had been murdered in the Auschwitz camp complex. In 2005, the United Nations declared January 27...

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01/02/2017 | News „Every search is a new challenge”

The special task of searching for survivors and family members is undertaken by Margret Schlenke and her team of 15 employees. The head of the tracing section came to the ITS in 1970.

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