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01/14/2011 Foundation for Polish-German Reconciliation expresses interest in exchange of information

In mid-January, the International Tracing Service (ITS) had the opportunity to welcome three representatives of the Foundation for Polish-German reconciliation to Bad Arolsen. The Head of the Foundation’s Board of Directors Dariusz Pawlos and his two colleagues Jakub Deka and Jerzy Wozniak updated their knowledge on...

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01/12/2011 History You Can Touch - Wolfhagen Student Project

In the autumn of 2010, 10th and 11th grade students at Filchner comprehensive school in Wolfhagen made two visits to the International Tracing Service (ITS) archives in order to do research. Comprised of a group of 16 students, the history workshop “National Socialism´s Terror System – the fates of the victims”...

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12/23/2010 Dialogue on Digitization

Giora Zwilling, head of the department which prepares the Yad Vashem Memorial´s holdings for digitization, spent three days in December 2010 at the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen learning about the work being done there. “It was extraordinary to gain an understanding of the considerable tasks and...

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12/14/2010 The Story of Bnei Akiva in Antwerp

“The Story of a Memorial”, a new book by Salomon Hauser and Jacques Offen, recounts the story of 97 youths from Antwerp who were active in the Zionist youth movement Bnei Akiva before the outbreak of the Second World War. Most of the youths were murdered in the concentration and death camp Auschwitz. “We are giving the...

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12/03/2010 Long years of service for the ITS

Director Jean-Luc Blondel had the chance of congratulating in all eight employees of the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen on their long years of service yesterday. Together with Fred Kolander, chief representative of staff, he handed bouquets of flowers and presents to the jubilarians. “Together, you...

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11/22/2010 Wolfhagen Pupils Starting in on a History Workshop on Nazi Persecution

In mid-November, a group of pupils from the “Filchner” comprehensive school at Wolfhagen began working on a project titled “The Terror System of National Socialism – the Fates of the Victims” at the archives of the International Tracing Service (ITS). The history workshop that 16 pupils attending the 10th and 11th...

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11/16/2010 Operations’ Record – Most Important Source in the Cause of Aribert Heim

The historian and author Stefan Klemp presented his book titled “KZ-Arzt Aribert Heim – Die Geschichte einer Fahndung” (Concentration Camp Surgeon Aribert Heim – Chronology of a Search) to the Berlin public last Friday. In his publication, Klemp gives details on the search for the former concentration camp surgeon who...

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11/10/2010 Model for the MPI in Sarajevo

Five representatives of the Institute for Missing Persons (MPI) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Sarajevo paid a two-day visit to the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen. Looking over its staffs’ shoulders, they got a general idea of the work done at the ITS. In the centre of...

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11/05/2010 Research on Deportation Action from Franconia

Early in November 2010, Ekkehard Hübschmann investigated the fates of 15 Jews from Franconia in the archive of the International Tracing Service (ITS). “I could discover new facts for about half of the people largely drawing them from the documents on displaced persons’ camps”, Hübschmann is happy to report. The...

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10/29/2010 Pupils’ Project on the Holocaust

Eight pupils of the “Christian Rauch” secondary school at Bad Arolsen have spent a project week at the International Tracing Service (ITS). Their main topic was the “Organisation of the Holocaust”. The concrete subjects they attended to were the deportation and expropriation of the Jews and survival after the...

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