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06/28/2018 | News “It’s amazing what a single letter can tell you.”

Christiane Weber, a research associate in the ITS Department of Research and Education, has been working on implementing the e-Guide project since May 2017. To that end, she investigated the historical background of documents from the concentration camps. In the interview she talks about her fascinating research and...

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06/22/2018 | Press Releases Post-war files on victims of Nazi persecution online

The International Tracing Service (ITS) has now published a large collection of documents on Holocaust survivors, former concentration camp inmates and former Nazi forced laborers its online archive. Numbering nearly 200,000, the files contain information on individuals and families who were under the care of the...

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06/20/2018 | News Answers to Topical Questions about Migration

Important knowledge for today’s society from files on emigration after 1945: Professor Christoph Rass and his study group at Osnabrück University use the ITS online archive and he also introduces his seminar students to the questionnaires published there.

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06/18/2018 | News Innovative Projects and Apps with ITS Data

Retrace the footsteps of Jewish children in Berlin – now it’s possible with the “Marbles of Remembrance” app. An international team developed it late last year at the culture hackathon “Coding da Vinci” in Berlin. The basis for this and another project was the card file of the Reich Association of Jews which the...

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06/06/2018 | News In Commemoration of Bernd Joachim Zimmer (1944–2018)

The historian Dr. Bernd Joachim Zimmer of Bad Arolsen, who had close ties to the International Tracing Service (ITS) through his research, died in May 2018. The studied math and physics teacher had set himself the task of investigating the history of the city of Bad Arolsen in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

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05/15/2018 | News Tracing the owner of a signet ring

Malgorzata Przybyla, an employee at the International Tracing Service (ITS), recently returned the personal possessions of a former concentration camp prisoner to his relatives in Poland. The objects included a signet ring. It played a special role in the search for this family.

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05/09/2018 | News Permanent Exhibition: Initial Insights

With a team of experienced curators at their side, Isabel Panek, Henning Borggräfe and Christian Höschler are presently preparing the first permanent exhibition on the ITS past and present, scheduled to open in 2019. In the interview, they explain what the show’s main focusses will be and what challenges they face.

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05/07/2018 | News Survivor visits ITS

Gershon Willinger was born in Amsterdam on 24 September 1942. His parents had fled Germany. But after the occupation of the Netherlands by Nazi Germany, the persecution of the Jews also started there. Guido and Edith Helene Willinger were among the more than 100,000 Jews deported from the occupied Netherlands to the...

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05/04/2018 | News The Search Took Nearly a Year

An important package is presently on its way to Poland. It contains a wristwatch and a necklace with a crucifix pendant—two items once belonging to Bolesław Hermanowicz.

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05/01/2018 | News Call for Application: ITS Research Seminar

Members of Historical, Educational and Remembrance Initiatives are invited to apply for a three-day research seminar by May 1, 2018. The seminar will take place at the ITS in Bad Arolsen, June 25 – 27, 2018. It is hosted by the ITS and the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the...

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