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02/15/2016 | News Third volume in the ITS series “Findings”

In conjunction with the prosecution of the perpetrators, the compensation of the victims, and public commemoration, the circle of officially recognized victims of Nazi persecution has repeatedly been redefined and widened. The International Tracing Service (ITS) sheds light on various aspects of this process – as well...

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02/09/2016 | News Securing valuable collections

The roughly 30 million original documents preserved in the ITS Archive provide information on the fates of the many victims of Nazi persecution, and form a unique memorial made of paper. To support the preservation of these valuable documents, Italy as 2015/2016 Chair of the International Commission has started an...

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01/29/2016 | News "Being different. Outsiders in history“

The theme of the 2014/2015 history competition of the German President was „Being different. Outsiders in history“. One of the entry requirements was to have either a family-related or a place-related connection to the chosen topic. I decided to write about handicapped/ill people who had lived in the period from...

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01/27/2016 | News “That was the start of everything“

On the eve of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, 27 January, the Berlin historian Alina Bothe held a fact-filled lecture for some 70 guests on the so-called “Polenaktion” from October 1938. In this first mass deportation, 16,000 to 17,000 Jews of Polish nationality were forcibly transported out of the German...

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01/18/2016 | Press Releases Inquiries have risen by more than 25 percent

In the past year over 15,000 people turned to the International Tracing Service (ITS) for information on former victims of Nazi persecution. Compared to 2014, this is an increase of more than 25 percent in the number of inquiries.

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01/14/2016 | News “A brief, but formative era for the ITS”

For three years the U.S. American historian Prof. Dr. Rebecca Boehling headed the International Tracing Service (ITS) during its decisive restructuring phase towards becoming an internationally positioned Archive and Documentation Center on National Socialist persecution and the liberated survivors. At the invitation...

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