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08/23/2011 The next generation will ask questions

Professor Baruch Nevo of the University of Haifa and Israeli writer Savyon Liebrecht visited the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen yesterday in order to see the archive and research facilities and learn about plans for educational work. “Important work is being done here with a lot of heart and...

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08/19/2011 Chairman of the International Commission on Visit to Arolsen

The Chairman of the International Commission and Director of the Archives in the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, Frédéric Baleine du Laurens, spent a two-day visit at the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen in mid-August. The Commission works out the guidelines governing the ITS mandate...

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08/17/2011 Documentation of the “Waldeckische Landeszeitung” on the ITS

In a joint event held before 90 guests yesterday, the “Waldeckische Landeszeitung/Frankenberger Zeitung (WLZ-FZ)” and the International Tracing Service (ITS) presented the new WLZ-FZ documentation “Clarifying Fates – Keeping Memory Alive”. 20 articles narrate individuals’ fates and portray both, the mandates and the...

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08/11/2011 Visit of Björn Sänger, Member of the Deutsche Bundestag

Yesterday, Björn Sänger, Member of the Deutsche Bundestag (German Parliament), came to familiarize himself with the variety of tasks accomplished by the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen. “It was important to come to know the institution and the range of its valuable activities”, said Sänger....

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08/04/2011 Research on Buchenwald Commando

This week Marissa Perry, undergraduate student at Michigan State University, has investigated the subject of the Commando Leipzig-Schönefeld, a subsidiary camp of Concentration Camp Buchenwald, in the archives of the International Tracing Service (ITS). “The personal files allow me to reconstruct the individual fates...

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07/25/2011 South Korean Conducts Research for Final School Paper

In preparation of his final school paper casting light on the historical background of the move project of the Genshagen Daimler motor works called “Goldfish, Obrigheim”, Robin Lee has spent three days at the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen and looked through its archives. “Primarily focussing on the...

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07/18/2011 Return to Indersdorf after 66 Years

“I knew in 1943 that I was alone in the world.” Steve Israeler was 14 when the US Army liberated him on the death march from Flossenbürg concentration camp to Dachau. His entire family was murdered in the Holocaust. After the liberation he and other children were taken to the monastery in Indersdorf, where a United...

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07/14/2011 Commemorative Book on the Persecution of Slovenes in the Carinthian Region

Early in July Brigitte Entner from the Slovenian Scientific Institute in Klagenfurt came to pursue research at the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen. She dedicated her visit to the persecution of Slovenians in the Carinthian region under the Nazis’ reign. “Initially I had estimated casualties to amount...

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07/12/2011 Australian revisits childhood in Arolsen

“I had a good time in Arolsen,” remembers Ksenia Bettany, an Australian who lived in Bad Arolsen and Rennertehausen in the Waldeck Frankenberg district as a Displaced Person (DP) with her parents and siblings immediately following the Second World War. Ksenia and her son Romill made the 4-day trip to retrace her...

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06/21/2011 Deported Jews from Vlotho

Manfred Kluge has paid a two-day visit to the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen pursuing research on behalf of the “Mendel-Grundmann-Gesellschaft e.V.” based in Vlotho. Three years ago the “Commemoration book on the Vlotho victims of the Nazi Persecution of the Jews” brought him already to the ITS....

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