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01/14/2019 | News Suddenly She Has a Big Family

Miriam Shorer was born in a Displaced Persons Camp in 1946 and grew up in Israel as an only child with adoptive parents—happy, but without a biological family, or so she thought. Thanks to information from the ITS, it turned out that she has a half-sister and an aunt in the U.S., as well as cousins, nieces and nephews....

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01/10/2019 | News Original Files Preserved for the Future

Until their digitization, the files pertaining to displaced persons were completely ordinary working materials, and as such subject to a lot of wear and tear. ITS staff members unpacked, leafed through and made copies of them, then repacked them for further safekeeping. With the aid of a specialized company, the ITS...

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01/07/2019 | News Faces of Survivors

The ITS has uncovered a card index of rare value: a photo card file from the former Dachau concentration camp dating from the first year after the war. The file contains approximately 2,000 photos of survivors—and thus gives faces to the fates of former prisoners such as the young forced laborer and concentration camp...

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01/02/2019 | News ITS Changing Name to Arolsen Archives

Starting in April 2019, the world’s most extensive archive on victims of Nazi persecution will be called Arolsen Archives – International Center on Nazi Persecution. “The new name points to our new goals. We conceive of the archive as an indispensable source of knowledge for today’s society, and we intend to reach out...

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12/18/2018 | News A Family's Odyssey

The Polish farmer Anastazy Abramczyk and his wife Kleopatra had three children—each born in a different country. Their life story is an odyssey brought upon them by political persecution.

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12/14/2018 | News Apply now: Fundraising Manager (m/w)

To establish and develop a fundraising department at the ITS, we are seeking to hire a Fundraising Manager (m/f). In close cooperation with the directorate, the PR team and the specialized departments, you will develop a fundraising policy for actively shaping our contact with sponsors and partners who assist the ITS...

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12/14/2018 | News Vacancy: Assistant to the Director (m/f)

At the earliest possible date, we are seeking to hire an Assistant to the Director (m/f). As assistant to the Director, you will be at the interface to the various managers and departments within ITS. In external communications, you will also take on central tasks vis-à-vis partners in Germany and abroad. This includes...

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12/11/2018 | News #StolenMemory Has Arrived in Spain

The International Tracing Service (ITS) is currently very present in the Spanish media. The reason is the campaign #StolenMemory: in the ITS archive, there are also objects once belonging to Spanish concentration camp inmates awaiting return to those inmates’ families. Radio stations, newspapers, blogs and a growing...

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12/07/2018 | News A Handful of Soil from Her Father’s Grave

Janine Marciniak was three years old when the Nazis arrested her father Stefan Tarapacki. He never came home again. For years, Janine’s mother looked for her husband in vain. “My youngest son Tony was the driving force that kept me looking for his grandfather’s grave,” Janine told us. “I had put all that behind me. My...

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12/04/2018 | Press Releases Research on Names of Auschwitz Inmates

Bad Arolsen, December 4, 2018: The Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum is now receiving direct access to the entire International Tracing Service (ITS) database—the world’s most extensive archive on victims of Nazi persecution. This project will make more knowledge about the names and fates of Auschwitz inmates available.

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