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Long lost books link my past to my present

Jenny Teich was my grandmother, my mother’s mother who perished in Treblinka. I was five when we fled Berlin but remember yom tov gatherings where a gentle old lady would pass out chocolate goodies when we kissed her velvet cheeks. She was a widow living with the eldest of her four daughters. My mother was the first to...

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Having survived - and what next?

Alex Last from the BBC in London has dedicated his radio report “Lost Children of the Holocaust” to the fate of the “child survivors”, the traumatised children liberated from the concentration camps. Documents in the archives of the International Tracing Service (ITS) were of great help to him in his search. The...

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The Notebook of Albert Wernick

“Already the name of Hitler is on everybody‘s lips and although the large majority of people don‘t respect him yet, the day is near when the words of my friend Horst Wessel will come true: ‘Soon Hitler‘s banners will fly above the streets, our servitude won‘t last much longer.‘“ The lines are taken from Albert...

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Professor Longerich read from his Biography on Himmler

In cooperation with the BAC theatre, the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen presented the well-known historian Peter Longerich who read parts of his biography on Himmler, recently introduced at the Frankfurt book fair. The reading was held on Tuesday, 18th November 2008, at 7.00 p.m. at...

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