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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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11/21/2012 “Filling Gaps in the Documentation”

Two members of the air force, Lieutenant Colonel Gerhard Roletscheck and Staff Sergeant Helmut Müller, have spent three days at the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen viewing transport lists and death books as well as further documents of Kaufering, a subsidiary of the former Dachau concentration camp....

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11/19/2012 Talks in Kazakhstan

Early in November, Mr Djordje Drndarski, vice director of the International Tracing Service (ITS), held talks in Kazakhstan with representatives of governmental institutions and archives. Aimed at raising the awareness of the ITS services and archival holdings, Mr Drndarski’s trip had been prepared and actively...

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11/13/2012 Networking between the ITS, Yad Vashem and Educators

Between 8 and 10 November 2012 educators who had passed an advanced training course at the Israeli Remembrance Authority Yad Vashem convened a graduate seminar at the International Tracing Service (ITS). It was the second joint seminar and the cooperation with Yad Vashem shall continue in 2013. Eight educators from...

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11/05/2012 Project Week at the ITS Archive

19 senior pupils of “Christian-Rauch” secondary school in Bad Arolsen have spent a project week at the International Tracing Service (ITS) dedicating their learning time and energy to the subject of “Children’s Lives during and under National Socialism. Between ‘Lebensborn’, Germanization, Deportation or Annihilation“....

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11/02/2012 Co-operation with Holocaust Survivors’ Friendship Association (HSFA) in the UK

Survivor Eugene Black and his daughter Lilian to seek out his records, a close collaboration has developed between the Holocaust Survivors’ Friendship Association (HSFA). As a result of a visit carried out some years ago by Holocaust in Leeds and the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen, Germany. “Thanks...

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10/29/2012 Research about prisoners for "Germanization"

Dr. Beate Welter, director of the Memorial SS-Sonderlager/KZ Hinzert, came to Bad Arolsen in late October 2012 to discuss a project about the so-called "Eindeutschungs-Polen" (Germanization of Polish labourers) that the memorial is carrying out in cooperation with the International Tracing Service (ITS)....

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