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06/20/2016 | News June 20: Today is World Refugee Day

Some 65 million individuals worldwide are refugees, the highest number ever recorded by the UN Refugees Agency. Most of these refugees are trying to escape war and violence – more than 50 percent of them are children. Only a few of those seeking refuge come to Europe: in 2015 approx. 1.3 million people applied for...

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06/15/2016 | News Focus of Research: Children as Displaced Persons

Societal and personal repercussions of the Shoah and of Nazi forced labor were the focus of the workshop “Life in the Aftermath –Displaced Persons, Displaced Children and Child Survivors on the move. New approaches in education and research”, a joint event organized by the International Tracing Service (ITS) and the...

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06/14/2016 | News An inspiring guest: Esther Bejarano

Esther Bejarano survived Auschwitz, Ravensbrück, and a death march. In Auschwitz she played accordion in the all-girl orchestra. For a number of years now the 91-year-old musician and political artist has been performing gigs with her son and the hip-hop band “Microphone Mafia“. Her message: stand up against hate and...

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06/09/2016 | News For the Dead of Mauthausen Concentration Camp

With a three-volume commemorative book and the virtual “Room of Names“ the Mauthausen Memorial is setting a monument to all those known by name who died in the Concentration Camp Mauthausen and its sub-camps. Transport lists from the ITS archive served as one of the information sources for this book.

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06/02/2016 | News The Holocaust in Serbia

Newly found documents in the Historical Archives of Belgrade provided the impetus for an international project about murdered Jewish women and children in Sajmišt Concentration Camp. As an expert on the topic of learning and teaching about the Holocaust, Akim Jah presented the archival-pedagogical work of the ITS.

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05/25/2016 | News IHRA Meeting in Bucharest

200 participants from some 40 countries met from 23-26 May 2016 to discuss the Holocaust as a contemporary political issue. Representing the ITS, Director Floriane Hohenberg took part in this meeting of the IHRA.

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05/19/2016 | News “I’ve wanted to learn more about him”

Because she wanted to learn more about her family history, Wendy van Eijnatten, from the Netherlands, sent an inquiry to the International Tracing Service (ITS). In April 2016 she travelled to Bad Arolsen, as she was interested in seeing the documents about her uncle Jan (Johannes Franciscus Maria) van Boeckel....

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05/17/2016 | News Online-Finding Aid on Nazi-Camp history

In May 2016, the International Tracing Service (ITS) published on the EHRI portal an index that had been built up between the years 1970 and 1982 and which had served primarily as a search tool for the ITS staff members. The German Research Society (DFG) provided support for the preparation of the information as an...

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05/02/2016 | News Inform and Commemorate

Even today, family members of victims of Nazi terror and war from the former Soviet Union are searching for the grave sites of loved ones, as well as for information about their fates. The Office for War Grave Tending and Commemoration Work of the Embassy of the Russian Federation works together with the International...

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04/26/2016 | News Improved Access to the ITS Memory of the World

The International Tracing Service (ITS) enables ever-improving access to the 85 percent of its documents on National Socialist crimes and their victims that has now been digitized. Within the scope of this most recent international workshop in March in Bad Arolsen “Improving Access to the ITS Archives,” staff from the...

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