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08/22/2013 Visit by the “Friedrich Naumann” Foundation

A field excursion led members of the “Friedrich Naumann” foundation from Wiesbaden to Bad Arolsen on 21 August, where they took part in a seminar with the title “Looking for Traces and Coping with the Past in Germany” at the ITS. More than 30 interested participants from Wetzlar and Frankfurt paid their first visit to...

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08/19/2013 “Culture Day” of Predicants at the ITS

On August 17th, 48 predicants of the Evangelical Church of Hesse-Waldeck spent their culture day at the International Tracing Service. They got together in order to get a glimpse of the history, tasks and goals of the ITS. Subsequently in a workshop titled ‘Persecuted and a Believer’ the participants had the...

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08/08/2013 Social Democrats visit the ITS

A delegation of representatives from the Social Democratic Party (SPD) has paid visit to the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen. The Social Democrats informed themselves of the ITS archival collections, its budget situation, personnel requirements and latest developments in the department for education...

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07/31/2013 US Deputy Consul General Phillips pleads that Students engage in Research Projects at the ITS

Charisse M. Phillips, Deputy Consul General of the United States in Frankfurt/Main, paid a visit to the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen late in July 2013. During her stay, she took a lively interest in the development of the ITS into an international centre for documentation, information and...

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07/25/2013 Research on Forced Labourers in Bavaria

Angelika Laumer has researched in the archives of the International Tracing Service (ITS). for her dissertation “Forced Labour under Nazi reign in rural Bavaria – Intergenerational Ways of Remembering a Crime”. She sifted in the “OuS Archive” database through list material on the rural districts of Bogen and Kötzting....

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07/18/2013 “I want to know what has become of the people"

Gustav Gangnus spent a week in the archives of the International Tracing Service (ITS) researching the family names Gangnus, Hasenfuss, and Lutz. "I have mainly private motives for my research," says the 75-year-old. "I was born in Riga, where my ancestors were members of the colony Hirschenhof in...

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07/09/2013 50 visits to the ITS

This week, Christian Alexander Waldner visited the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen for the fiftieth time. "I have already researched for several projects in the ITS archives," says the historian. "Currently, I’m planning a multi media table for an exhibition at the Memorial Ahlem that...

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07/05/2013 Exhibition about Death Marches: In the Max Mannheimer Study Center

The traveling exhibition "The Death Marches in the Documents of the International Tracing Service," will be on display in the Max Mannheimer Study Center in Dachau until 27 October 2013. Nina Ritz, director of the Center, and Dr. Susanne Urban, Head of Research and Education at the ITS, introduced the...

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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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