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11/27/2008 PhD on Deportations from Denmark

Birgit Müller spent a week at the ITS (International Tracing Service) researching the persecution fate of over 6000 deported Danes for her PhD on the topic “Denmark under German Occupation. Danish Deportees in Nazi Concentration Camps”. Müller was pleased: “I was able to find important additional information on the...

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11/24/2008 ITS staff visited Buchenwald Memorial Site

Last Thursday 33 members of the ITS (International Tracing Service) staff visited a place of horror whose documents they analyze on a daily basis. Staff members took a guided tour of the Buchenwald Memorial site, visited the exhibition and learned about the foundation´s new projects. “It is a singular experience to be...

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11/10/2008 Witness´s visit to the ITS

Professor Feliks Tych is a survivor of the Warsaw Ghetto and a historian and former director of the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw.  During his 5-day stay in Germany he visited the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen. “I am very impressed by how the ITS is organized and how it works,” said...

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11/06/2008 Information about the Emsland camps

Oldenburg historian Dr. Hans-Peter Klausch spent four days doing research at the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen on behalf of the Document and Information Center (DIZ) in Papenburg, Germany. Klausch was pleased. “I found quite a few records which are not available at the DIZ. They are important...

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10/17/2008 “One of the finest examples of contemporary legal history“

21 doctoral candidates from the Frankfurt am Main-based Max Planck Institute for European Legal History had a one-day look around the archive of the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen today. They wanted to familiarize themselves with the progress ITS has made since opening for research last November....

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10/17/2008 Research for Stumbling Stone Project

Maike Grünwaldt and Christa Fladhammer spent a week at the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen researching about 230 names for the Hamburg project “Stumbling Stones.” “We wanted to see what additional information we could find at the ITS,” said both volunteer researchers. Begun in 1995, the nationwide...

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10/07/2008 A look behind the scenes

26 members of Kassel´s German-Israeli Society (DIG) visited the International Tracing Service (ITS) archive in Bad Arolsen yesterday. They were “deeply impressed” by the documents of persecution during National Socialism which are stored at the ITS. DIG Chair Manfred Oelsen is convinced that “the German-Israeli Society...

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10/07/2008 Visit from Scandinavian Red Cross

Red Cross Tracing Service representatives from Norway, Finland and Denmark were able to get an insight yesterday into the ITS (International Tracing Service) in Bad Arolsen. They toured the archive and met colleagues from the humanitarian requests section. ”It´s always nicer to be able to put a name to a face,” said...

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09/30/2008 Reunited After Six Decades

The two cousins Maja Telegina and Katharina Lapuchin were separated for over 63 years. The post-war confusion had torn them apart in 1945. Yet over the years, they had never given up the hope of seeing one another again. The International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen has now been able to reunite the family. “I...

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09/26/2008 Around 10,000 Names Still Unclarified

Johannes Ibel, a research associate from the Flossenbürg concentration camp memorial site, had two goals for his one-week visit to the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen in late September: to research material from the post-war period and compile a copy of digital data pertaining to the Flossenbürg...

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