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04/06/2009 ITS staff on study excursion to Berlin

A group consisting of eleven employees from the cataloguing, visitors’ support, IT and library sections took early in April a three-day excursion to several Berlin-based archives and documentation institutions, among them the Federal Archives, the “Deutsche Dienststelle (WASt)” and the documentation center on Nazi...

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04/01/2009 ITS archivist spoke at Foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility and Future” Workshop

At the invitation of the Foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility and Future” (EVZ), ITS archivist Karsten Kühnel spoke to an international group of historians, archivists and representatives of memorials in Germany, Great Britain, the Czech Republic, Poland, Belarus and Ukraine on March 31, 2009 in Berlin. Kühnel gave...

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03/31/2009 Retracing deported Italians

Historian Giovanna D’Amico spent several days in late March doing research at the International Tracing Service (ITS) for the Fossoli Foundation in Italy. “I´ve been tasked with visiting various German archives to trace deported Italians. My work has been especially fruitful at the ITS,” said D´Amico.

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03/30/2009 Experiencing the “new“ ITS

Aron Hirt-Manheimer of the Union of Reform Judaism and member of the delegation of American Jewish organizations, which visited the International Tracing Service (ITS) last week, combined his stay in Bad Arolsen with a personal interest. The American studied family documents in the ITS archive extensively. “They have...

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03/30/2009 “We leave as advocates of the ITS”

Representatives from eight American Jewish organizations recently spent two days visiting the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen, among them William Daroff (United Jewish Communities), Dan Mariaschin (B’nai B’rith), Marc Stern (American Jewish Congress) and Andi Milens (Jewish Council for Public...

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03/19/2009 History of the ITS in Focus

US-American historians Jennifer Rodgers and Charles Sharpe spent a few days at the International Tracing Service (ITS) in mid-March doing research for their dissertations. Both reviewed and copied numerous documents on the topics of the history of the ITS and UNRRA – the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation...

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03/11/2009 Project on Jewish prisoners in Amersfoort

Dutch researcher Maarten Jan Vos spent two days at the International Tracing Service (ITS) in mid-March working on a project for the Amersfoort memorial. He focused mainly on the fate of Jewish prisoners in the former detention camp. “The number of Jews imprisoned was low, and not a lot is known about them,” reported...

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02/16/2009 Study on concentration camps in the pre-war period

Christian Goeschel spent a week at the International Tracing Service in mid-February doing research for Birkbeck University of London’s research project on pre-war concentration camps from 1933-1939. “I’m excited about the documents I was able to find here,” said the historian.

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02/06/2009 | News Researching names for the National Socialism Documentation Center in Cologne

Nina Matuszewski and Thomas Roth of the National Socialism Documentation Center in Cologne spent a week in early February checking names for their current project on the fate of Cologne natives deported to the Lodz Ghetto (Litzmannstadt). “We were able to determine the fates of one-tenth of the names using documents at...

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01/28/2009 | News University of Giessen students do a research about Displaced Persons

Two groups of students from the Justus Liebig University of Giessen have visited the International Tracing Service (ITS) to learn more about research possibilities on displaced persons available there. Their one-day visits to the archive took place within the context of a seminar entitled “Victim biographies of the...

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