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04/08/2010 “Acceptance is key”

Buchenwald survivor Alex Moskovic wants to remember. “I would like to share my experiences with others and stand up for acceptance and respect,” said the American. To that end, he and his son Steven are making a documentary film, which brought them to the International Tracing Service in Bad Arolsen on April 7, 2010,...

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03/30/2010 “Promoting tolerance towards others”

Lüneburg resident Peter Asmussen visited the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen for two days at the end of March seeking information on prisoners held in protective custody. The elementary and secondary school teacher has been actively involved in confronting Lüneburg´s National Socialist past. “My...

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03/23/2010 Ukrainian DPs in the British Zone

Jan-Hinnerk Antons paid a two-day flying visit to the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen viewing material for his dissertation on the subject “The life situation of Ukrainian Displaced Persons (DPs) in the British zone”. In a first step, he concentrated his name research on those about 200 former...

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03/10/2010 Darmstadt TU Explores Research Possibilities

Early in March, a group composed of ten professors, doctoral candidates and students from the faculty of history at Darmstadt technical university paid a one-day information visit to the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen. The group used this taster contact to take a look at the archival holdings and to...

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03/03/2010 Search for Contemporary Witnesses from DP Camp Lahde

Sonja von Behrens spent a two-day investigative visit to the International Tracing Service at Bad Arolsen viewing lists from displaced persons’ camp Lahde and checking DPs’ names. Her research endeavour is to culminate in the production of another book on the post-1945 history of her hometown Minden and its...

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02/22/2010 The Children from “Bullenhuser Damm”

Mandated by Concentration Camp Memorial Centre Neuengamme and the association titled “Kinder vom Bullenhuser Damm e.V.”, historian Christine Eckel sifted through the archival material kept by the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen last week. She is investigating the fates of 20 children who, with their...

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02/15/2010 Research for the Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism

On behalf of the Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism, historian Dr Susanne Meinl spent the last weeks at the archives of the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen pursuing research. “In a first step, I am examining the hefty documentation selecting out the segments of...

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02/10/2010 Researching Ohrdruf Forced Labour Camp

Hobby researcher Klaus-Peter Schambach spent three days at the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen examining documents on the Ohrdruf prison camp. Schambach´s research looked into how the camp was built, if it can be considered an independent and third concentration camp in Thuringia and existing...

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02/05/2010 The Auschwitz “Death Marches”

Early in February, US historian Marc Masurovsky paid a two-day visit to the archive of the International Tracing Service (ITS) with a view to examining its holdings on death marches. “I just wanted to gain a rough idea on the type of documents available and the value they might have for my research work“, said...

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02/02/2010 Searching for Eye Witnesses of DP Camps in the French Zone

Her intention to write a dissertation on displaced persons in the French-occupied zone in post-war Germany has led Julia Maspero to the archives of the International Tracing Service (ITS). “I attempt to find out from where the DPs originally had come, what they had gone through during the war, how they got along in the...

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