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05/31/2013 "Importance of geography is growing in Holocaust research"

At the end of May, 18 researchers from seven countries attended a three-day workshop on “Geography and Holocaust Research” hosted by the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen. They examined various places of persecution, the evolution of the ghettos and camps, as well as a substantial number of relevant...

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05/24/2013 Massacre in Offenburg on 12 April 1945

Volker Ilgen has spent one-week researching at the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen on behalf of the town archives of Offenburg. He traced back 40 biographies in the archives searching information on their persecution. “In March/April 1945, more than 600 prisoners were abused to defuse bombs and...

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05/14/2013 Presentation of Research Results on Polish Prisoners at Hinzert

The memorial of the SS Special Camp/Concentration Camp Hinzert and the International Tracing Service (ITS) have presented first results of the joint research project „When love is turned into a crime” on 13 May 2013. In the focus of the project are the fates of the so-called "Germanization-Poles". Most of...

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05/06/2013 Educators from Russia at ITS

At the beginning of April 2013, a seminar was held in collaboration with the Russian Research and Educational Holocaust Center and the House of the Wannsee Conference at the International Tracing Service (ITS). Fifteen educators from twelve different regions of the Russian Federation visited the ITS in order to learn...

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04/29/2013 „Every child should grow up in security.“

The annual meeting of the members of the association “Lebensspuren” (traces of life) has taken place this time at the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen. The association represents the interests of children who were born or raised in homes of the "Lebensborn” (spring of life). Lectures as well as a...

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04/23/2013 Research for Memorial Book

Andreas Weigelt spent three days at the International Tracing Service (ITS) reviewing the document collection for the concentration camp Lieberose. Under the auspices of the parish, a commemorative book of Lieberose will be published next year. "At the ITS I can not only research the documents, but I can also...

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04/08/2013 Presentation of “Early Post-War Testimonies in the ITS Collections”

The Department for Historical Research and Education at the ITS presents three exhibition banners on the subject of “Early Post-War Testimonies”. Testimonies, u.e. statements of survivors, can be found in the ITS collections in many different forms and formats. “Early Post-War Testimonies” are also the subject of this...

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04/02/2013 ITS Exhibition on Death Marches Shown at Konrad-Zuse Museum in Hünfeld

The touring exhibition “Looking for Traces – The Death Marches as Reflected in the Documents of the International Tracing Service (ITS)” will be shown at Konrad-Zuse Museum in Hünfeld until late April. It provides its visitors with an insight into the ITS documents on the subject and introduces individual fates as well...

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03/22/2013 Mayor’s Wives Visit the ITS

16 wives of mayors of towns located in the Waldeck Frankenberg district visited the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen yesterday. “Whenever we come together once a year, we meet in another place to come to know by and by all other places and communities”, said the Arolsen mayor’s wife Sabine van der...

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03/18/2013 Seminar on How Homophobic Viewpoints Are Developed and Abandoned

In cooperation with the Red Line pilot project and IKARus, the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen held a two-day training program in mid-March on “Language and Viewpoints – How Homophobic Views Are Developed and Abandoned.” With a total of 16 participants, the aim of the training was to create an...

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