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05/07/2014 Seminar with Eastern European teachers in Berlin

At the invitation of the Memorial and Educational Site “House of the Wannsee Conference” and the Russian Research and Educational Holocaust Center, Elisabeth Schwabauer of the ITS Research and Education Branch, presented the International Tracing Service (ITS) and its pedagogical work. The event, which was attended by...

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04/28/2014 Remembrance of Holocaust Victims in Israel

This year, the Holocaust Remembrance Day – Yom HaShoah – was held in Israel on April 28th. Every year on the 27th of Nissan, according to the Hebrew calendar, Israel commemorates the six million Jewish victims of the Shoah. On the occasion of this day, a commemoration ceremony also took place at the United Nations (UN)...

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03/25/2014 Chair of the International Commission visited ITS

  Andrzej Misztal, current Chair of the International Commission of the International Tracing Service (ITS), has visited the ITS in Bad Arolsen accompanied by Michal Drozniewski today. During the talks with ITS Director Professor Dr Rebecca Boehling and members of the management current subjects of the ITS, for...

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03/03/2014 ITS-Exhibition on the Death Marches at the Library “Wolfdietrich-Schnurre-Bibliothek” Berlin

The traveling exhibition “Search for Traces - the Death Marches in the Documents of the International Tracing Service (ITS)” will be shown at the library “Wolfdietrich-Schnurre-Bibliothek” in Berlin until the end of March 2014. It provides a look into the document collections of the ITS on this subject and presents the...

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02/28/2014 Teachers devoted themselves to the subject of “Displaced Persons (DPs)”

In cooperation with the teacher training college of the “Gemeinschaft Evangelischer Erzieher GEE” (Community of Protestant educators), the “Jüdisches Museum Westfalen“ (Jewish Museum Westphalia), the “Kinderlehrhaus zur Förderung des interreligiösen und interkulturellen Lernens e.V.” (Children’s school for the...

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02/24/2014 “It is fascinating to work with documents”

20 eleventh grade students from the “Katharinen-Gymnasium” in Ingolstadt engaged in research on Displaced Persons (DPs) at the International Tracing Service (ITS) for two days. Subjects of their research were, among others, the culture, organization and administration in the DP Camps, repatriations to the Soviet Union,...

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12/11/2013 Book-Presentation “Auf Omas Geburtstag fahren wir nach P.“

In the middle of December 2013, Marion Lilienthal, Karl-Heinz Stadtler and Wilhelm Völcker-Janssen, together with more than 20 authors, presented the book “Auf Omas Geburtstag fahren wir nach P. – Die gewaltsame Verschleppung von Juden aus Waldeck-Frankenberg 1941/1942“ (On grandma’s birthday we are going to P.  –...

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12/04/2013 Discussion with the Holocaust survivor Eric Imre Hitter in Berlin

Eric Imre Hitter, survivor of the Holocaust, talked about his experiences in front of roughly 40 students from the Catholic school “Theresienschule” and the 45 guests attending the opening of the exhibition "The Death Marches in the Documents of the International Tracing Service" at the Foundation...

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11/25/2013 Play Reading on the Fate of Hans Litten

In commemoration of her uncle Hans Litten whom the Nazis had driven to commit suicide, the renowned theater and movie actress Patricia Litten staged a play reading before about 30 listeners. She read from the book “A mother fights Hitler” written by her grandmother Ingeborg “Mimi” Litten. The event had been organized...

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11/04/2013 Group of researchers from Estonia at the ITS

Research for a database on Estonians who were deported during the German occupation has brought two research assistants from the Estonian Institute of Historical Memory and one researcher from the University of Tartu to the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen. For two weeks, the guests pursued around...

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