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03/12/2012 Early Reports and Survivors’ Texts

The International Tracing Service (ITS) along with the Center for Holocaust Literature in the University of Giessen held a three-day seminar last week about eyewitness accounts held in the ITS archives. Ten students, three historians, and seven literature scholars dealt with early reports and survivors’ texts of the...

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03/12/2012 New Findings on the Black Powder Plant in Liebenau

Researcher Martin Guse has analysed documents on the former black powder plant in Liebenau at the International Tracing Service (ITS). By order of the superior army commanders, the Liebenau plant produced, as of 1941, far more than 40,000 tons of black powder and rocket propellants. Over 2,000 out of the more than...

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03/09/2012 Evaluation of List Material on Mauthausen

Maria Hörtner from the Concentration Camp Mauthausen Memorial has spent a one-week research visit at the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen. “I have checked the list material of Concentration Camp Mauthausen in the digital ITS archives”, tells the research assistant. “Some transport lists are not...

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03/01/2012 Jewish Victims in the District of Nienburg

For six days, amateur historian Gerd-Jürgen Gross did research at the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen, searching through the central name index. The respected volunteers of “Against Forgetting – For the Democracy of the Regional Group of Hanover” are working on research of Jewish persecution victims...

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02/28/2012 Persecution of Hungarian Rabbinate Students

The fate of 185 Jewish Hungarian students was the motive for the visit Professor Matthias Morgenstern from the Seminar for Theology and Jewish Studies at Tubingen University paid to the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen. In the archives, he retraced the individual lives of the persecuted students...

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02/09/2012 Researching the Gestapo in Trier

Thomas Grotum, an historian at the University of Trier, spent two days at the beginning of February examining documents at the International Tracing Service (ITS) archive in Bad Arolsen. For several months he has been researching the Gestapo in Trier and its former location in Christophstrasse 1. “I wanted to get an...

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02/03/2012 ITF Meets ITS

Paying visit to the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen today, Karel de Beer, Ambassador and Chairman of the Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research (ITF), encouraged the institution to seek cooperation with other organisations. “It is essential for us to...

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02/02/2012 Ministry Official Roik Paid Visit to the ITS

Ministry Official Dr Michael Roik, Head of the section “history and memory” with the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (FGCCM), has paid a visit to the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen. Early in 2012, the Federal Government Commissioner took over the responsibility for the...

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01/24/2012 Pupils Conduct Research on the Fates of Jews and Sinti from North Hesse

26 pupils from the Filchner Comprehensive School in Wolfhagen spent two days researching in the digital archives and the library of the International Tracing Service (ITS). The pupils looked into the biographies of Jews and Sinti from North Hesse and into their fates under National Socialist persecution. Another...

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01/23/2012 Second Conference for Educators

The Pedagogical Academy of the Protestant Educator’s Association (GEE) held their second study session in mid-January for educators at the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen. The goal of the meetings with ITS was to give the educators an insight into the research options and various possibilities for...

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