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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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09/05/2008 “The ITS archive belongs to Arolsen”

Members of the working committee for communal issues on the Waldeck economy (AFK) visited the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen yesterday evening.  Reto Meister, director of ITS, and Udo Jost, head of ITS’s archive division, presented the work and goals of ITS to the group, and gave a tour of the...

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08/18/2008 Research Project on Medical Experiments

Medical experiments carried out on human beings during the National Socialist era constitute the area of research of historian Anna von Villiez, guiding her to the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen for one week in mid-August. “The ITS is an important, if not the principal source of my present research...

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08/06/2008 The Children Should Know What Happened

Salomon Hauser is currently working on a commemoration book for the members of the Zionist youth movement B’nei Akiva, who had all lived in Antwerp prior to the invasion of German troops in 1940. The Israeli visited the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen for three days in early August to pursue his...

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07/21/2008 Squashing the Rumours Surrounding Lebensborn

There are many rumours and myths circulating about the SS-founded association “Lebensborn”, says the Canadian historian Annette Timm. She now wants to squelch these legends with her new book. Timm came to Bad Arolsen in mid-July for a week of research into the extensive collection of Lebensborn documents archived at...

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07/15/2008 The Story of the Women of Ravensbruck

A book project about the Ravensbruck women's concentration camp led British journalist Sarah Helm to the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen for two days in mid-July. She was in search of information on camp life and the destiny of individual prisoners. “An interesting experience,” as the London-based...

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07/14/2008 A Treasure Trove of Great Magnitude

Historian Robert Sommer sifted through documents archived by the International Tracing Service (ITS) for three days in mid-July while conducting research on the subject of brothels in concentration camps. The doctoral candidate needed the information for the publication of his PhD thesis. Sommer is also a freelance...

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| Publications Displaced Children – Child Survivors

Recently, the world has been facing the largest number of people forced to leave their home countries. Children, naturally, are among the victims of this massive displacement. 70 years ago, after WWII, in Europe around 10 to 11 million people were on the move – as survivors of the Shoah, liberated forced laborers and...

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| News EHRI Fellowships Call (2016-2018)

The EHRI fellowships are intended to support and stimulate Holocaust research by facilitating international access to key archives and collections related to the Holocaust as well as archival and digital humanities knowhow. The fellowships intend to support researchers, archivists, curators, and younger scholars,...

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