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03/27/2015 | News EHRI: Unveiling of a New Holocaust Research Portal

Materials related to the Holocaust lie scattered across the world in archives, museums and memorials. In light of the fact that soon there will be no remaining survivors to give testimony about their years of persecution, this loss will need to be at least partially compensated for through new networks and research...

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12/10/2014 Cooperative Projects with the Wiener Library, London

A workshop for graduate students as well as the planned cooperation regarding the development of pedagogical materials for university teaching took Dr. Susanne Urban, Head of the Research and Education Branch at the International Tracing Service (ITS), to London for a visit at the Wiener Library for the Study of the...

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11/15/2014 New Approaches to Research Topics

Between 30 October and 2 November 2014, the biennial conference Lessons & Legacies of the Holocaust took place in Boca Raton, Florida; the conference had been co-organized by the Holocaust Education Foundation of Northwestern University and by the Florida Atlantic University. One conference panel was dedicated to...

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06/30/2014 Scholarly Exchange at the Network Meeting

At the end of June, the meeting of the “Displaced Persons Research Network” (www.netzwerkdpforschung.uni-bonn.de) took place at the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen for the first time. Some ten scholars used the opportunity to present their current research projects and to discuss them among this...

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06/06/2014 “An interesting place for conducting research.”

Research on Displaced Persons (DPs) led Dr. Daniel Maul, lecturer at the Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, and the students of his advanced seminar to the ITS in Bad Arolsen on 6 June 2014. The purpose of the visit was to examine, on the basis of documents from the archives of the International Tracing Service (ITS),...

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06/04/2014 Search for Documents for an Exhibit by the Foundation “Fleeing, Expulsion and Reconciliation”

On 3 and 4 June 2014, the historian Ursula Breymayer, on behalf of the Foundation Fleeing, Expulsion, Reconciliation, tried to get an impression of the documentary material available in the archives of the International Tracing Service (ITS) regarding the death marches just before the end of the war. The Foundation is...

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05/27/2014 Close Cooperation between ITS and the University of Kassel

In April and May 2014, two groups of students and student teachers from the University of Kassel set off to search in documents of historical significance at the International Tracing Service (ITS) for didactic purposes. Hans-Peter Klein, head of the Faculty of History at the “Studienseminar für Gymnasien” (institution...

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05/16/2014 Scholarly Exchange on the ITS Collections and Current Holocaust Scholarship in Washington

On the occasion of the conference "The International Tracing Service Collections and Holocaust Scholarship" taking place in Washington on 12th and 13th May 2014, the examples of numerous research projects were used to examine the value the collections of the International Tracing Service (ITS) already have...

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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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