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10/14/2013 Anne Frank Educational Centre Pays Visit to the ITS

Eight senior employees from the Anne Frank educational centre in Frankfurt paid a visit to the International Tracing Service (ITS) to learn about the history of the institution and discuss opportunities for cooperation. The two institutions had already agreed in spring 2013 that the Frankfurt public shall be first to...

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10/08/2013 Visit by Erich-Kästner School Baunatal

Early in October 2013 43 pupils from Baunatal Erich-Kästner school came to see the International Tracing Service (ITS). Apart from preparing a presentation on the history and present tasks and objectives of the ITS, the pupils formed groups and occupied themselves with the subject of “conceptions of man”. “If there are...

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10/04/2013 Professor Suzanne Ostrand-Rosenberg from the United States at the ITS

There are two vital connections with Bad Arolsen in the life of Biology Professor Suzanne Ostrand-Rosenberg. In 1955, her uncle Kurt came to the small Hessian town and spent two years at the International Tracing Service to oversee the microfilming of documents for Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Jewish victims of the...

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09/25/2013 Memorial Book on Burial Places of Soviet Citizens in Bavaria

Compiling a memorial book on burial places of Soviet citizens in Bavaria, Lars Thiele from the Dresden Documentation Office paid a visit to the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen this week. He scrutinized the reports Bavarian communities had produced on the burial places of non-Germans in the post-war...

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09/06/2013 Research on sub-camp Kochendorf

The journalist and political scientist Klaus Riexinger from the Miklos Klein Foundation in Bad Friedrichshall spent three days at the International Tracing Service (ITS) searching for information on Kochendorf, a sub-camp of concentration camp Natzweiler-Struthof. “My visit has permitted me to fully document four other...

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08/23/2013 Research about the repatriation of former Soviet forced laborers

Historian Ulrike Goeken-Haidl has visited the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen for the first time. In 2002, she finished her dissertation about "The Way Back: The Repatriation of Soviet Forced Laborers during and after the Second World War”, at the University of Freiburg. Her book of that title...

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08/22/2013 Visit by the “Friedrich Naumann” Foundation

A field excursion led members of the “Friedrich Naumann” foundation from Wiesbaden to Bad Arolsen on 21 August, where they took part in a seminar with the title “Looking for Traces and Coping with the Past in Germany” at the ITS. More than 30 interested participants from Wetzlar and Frankfurt paid their first visit to...

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08/19/2013 “Culture Day” of Predicants at the ITS

On August 17th, 48 predicants of the Evangelical Church of Hesse-Waldeck spent their culture day at the International Tracing Service. They got together in order to get a glimpse of the history, tasks and goals of the ITS. Subsequently in a workshop titled ‘Persecuted and a Believer’ the participants had the...

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08/08/2013 Social Democrats visit the ITS

A delegation of representatives from the Social Democratic Party (SPD) has paid visit to the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen. The Social Democrats informed themselves of the ITS archival collections, its budget situation, personnel requirements and latest developments in the department for education...

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07/31/2013 US Deputy Consul General Phillips pleads that Students engage in Research Projects at the ITS

Charisse M. Phillips, Deputy Consul General of the United States in Frankfurt/Main, paid a visit to the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen late in July 2013. During her stay, she took a lively interest in the development of the ITS into an international centre for documentation, information and...

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