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01/16/2013 Foreign Minister Westerwelle and the Minister of State for Culture Neumann acknowledged work of the ITS

On the occasion of a meeting in Berlin of the eleven-nation International Commission, which defines the guidelines for the activities of the International Tracing Service (ITS), Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle and the Minister of State for Culture Bernd Neumann have paid tribute to the work of the ITS. “The...

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01/07/2013 Closure of the French Liaison Mission

  The French Liaison Mission at the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen has been closed on 1 January 2013 with the entry into force of the international Agreements on the International Tracing Service (ITS) signed in Berlin. Meanwhile these agreements have been ratified by six of the eleven states...

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12/27/2012 Comparative Studies on Finding Aids as Genre – an EHRI Workshop in Bad Arolsen

Between 17 and 21 December 2012 the International Tracing Service hosted a workshop convened within the framework of the Work Package for standards and guidelines of the EU project “European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI)”. Chaired by the renowned Dutch archival scientist Peter Horsman, ten participants from...

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12/20/2012 The Rage to Live - The International D.P. Children's Center Kloster Indersdorf

The historian and educator Anna Andlauer, with the book "The Rage to Live - The International D.P. Children's Center Kloster Indersdorf, 1945-46," presents the story of young Holocaust survivors, who were sheltered in the former Indersdorf monastery in Bavaria at the end of World War II. Research into the...

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12/17/2012 Visit by two respresentatives of the Ministry of Justice Belarus

Olga Marina and Zhandarova Birukova of the Ministry of Justice of Belarus spent three days at the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen at the beginning of December 2012. "We wanted to know how these archives work and what documents are available," said Birukova.

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12/13/2012 Jewish Life in Wolfhagen

"With the original documents in the ITS archives I can now better understand the fate of the Jews from Wolfhagen," said 16-year-old Dennis Hojn during his research at the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen. Together with five other students of the Wilhelm Filchner school, he is participating...

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12/04/2012 Research on Forced Labor in Leipzig

Five researchers from the Association for the Memorial for Forced Labor in Leipzig searched through the archives of the International Tracing Service (ITS) for interesting documents for their work, in late November 2011. "We want to update the permanent exhibition at the site of the former arms factory HASAG and...

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11/30/2012 “A sacred remembrance site for the victims of the Holocaust and of other Nazi atrocities”

On 29 November 2012, at a reception for the departure of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) from the management of the International Tracing Service (ITS), ICRC President Peter Maurer thanked the German government for their support and collaboration. The mandate, which began with the signing of the...

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11/26/2012 Advanced Training for Teachers on the Subject “Deportations – Social Players and their Options"

The educational centre of the Fritz-Bauer Institute in Frankfurt/Main, the initiative “Faites votre jeu!” and the International Tracing Service (ITS) jointly offered teachers and educators an advanced training course on the subject “Deportations – Social Players and their Options for Action” on 22 November 2012. The...

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11/23/2012 Book Published with Stories investigated in the ITS Archives

For several months, the Italian journalist Marco Ansaldo had been searching the documents in the archives of the International Tracing Service (ITS) for stories worth to be told. Those were first published as a series in the newspaper “Repubblica” and now in the book “Il falsario italiano di Schindler – I segreti...

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