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03/25/2014 Chair of the International Commission visited ITS

  Andrzej Misztal, current Chair of the International Commission of the International Tracing Service (ITS), has visited the ITS in Bad Arolsen accompanied by Michal Drozniewski today. During the talks with ITS Director Professor Dr Rebecca Boehling and members of the management current subjects of the ITS, for...

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03/03/2014 ITS-Exhibition on the Death Marches at the Library “Wolfdietrich-Schnurre-Bibliothek” Berlin

The traveling exhibition “Search for Traces - the Death Marches in the Documents of the International Tracing Service (ITS)” will be shown at the library “Wolfdietrich-Schnurre-Bibliothek” in Berlin until the end of March 2014. It provides a look into the document collections of the ITS on this subject and presents the...

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02/28/2014 Teachers devoted themselves to the subject of “Displaced Persons (DPs)”

In cooperation with the teacher training college of the “Gemeinschaft Evangelischer Erzieher GEE” (Community of Protestant educators), the “Jüdisches Museum Westfalen“ (Jewish Museum Westphalia), the “Kinderlehrhaus zur Förderung des interreligiösen und interkulturellen Lernens e.V.” (Children’s school for the...

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02/24/2014 “It is fascinating to work with documents”

20 eleventh grade students from the “Katharinen-Gymnasium” in Ingolstadt engaged in research on Displaced Persons (DPs) at the International Tracing Service (ITS) for two days. Subjects of their research were, among others, the culture, organization and administration in the DP Camps, repatriations to the Soviet Union,...

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12/11/2013 Book-Presentation “Auf Omas Geburtstag fahren wir nach P.“

In the middle of December 2013, Marion Lilienthal, Karl-Heinz Stadtler and Wilhelm Völcker-Janssen, together with more than 20 authors, presented the book “Auf Omas Geburtstag fahren wir nach P. – Die gewaltsame Verschleppung von Juden aus Waldeck-Frankenberg 1941/1942“ (On grandma’s birthday we are going to P.  –...

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12/04/2013 Discussion with the Holocaust survivor Eric Imre Hitter in Berlin

Eric Imre Hitter, survivor of the Holocaust, talked about his experiences in front of roughly 40 students from the Catholic school “Theresienschule” and the 45 guests attending the opening of the exhibition "The Death Marches in the Documents of the International Tracing Service" at the Foundation...

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11/25/2013 Play Reading on the Fate of Hans Litten

In commemoration of her uncle Hans Litten whom the Nazis had driven to commit suicide, the renowned theater and movie actress Patricia Litten staged a play reading before about 30 listeners. She read from the book “A mother fights Hitler” written by her grandmother Ingeborg “Mimi” Litten. The event had been organized...

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11/04/2013 Group of researchers from Estonia at the ITS

Research for a database on Estonians who were deported during the German occupation has brought two research assistants from the Estonian Institute of Historical Memory and one researcher from the University of Tartu to the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen. For two weeks, the guests pursued around...

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10/31/2013 Excursion of the Marburg School of Archives to the ITS

A study excursion has led 31 archival science students from the Marburg School of Archives to the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen today. They have got a picture of the ITS tasks, its documents and activities in the archival field. “Their study course involves five one-day excursions to archives and...

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10/22/2013 New subjects for education

The Hessian State Centre for Civic Education, in collaboration with the Political Education Authority of the State of Thuringia, issued invitations to a training event from 16 to 19 October 2013. 25 educators from a variety of types of school met in Oberaula to address the issue of Nazi persecution and the survivors,...

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