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03/12/2018 | News “I have to search name by name”

Thomas Porena, who is earning a doctorate in Southeast European History at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, conducted research at the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen for a project on double deportees. In this interview he talks about the difficulties of the research and the important finds in the ITS...

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03/08/2018 | News Women under Nazi Persecution

From the treatment of pregnant forced labourers to women forced into prostitution in concentration camps: the first issue of a new online series of publications based on documents from the International Tracing Service (ITS) archive, is dedicated to particular forms of exploitation and persecution of women by the...

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03/01/2018 | News “Keeping the memory alive”

Saida Kikhlyarova from Azerbaijan is twenty-six years old and the first volunteer to come to the International Tracing Service (ITS) through Action Reconciliation: Service for Peace (ARSP). In Azerbaijan she studied foreign language education. Thanks to the six languages she speaks and her strong dedication, she was...

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02/21/2018 | News “The ITS is a perfect place for research”

Argentinean victims of the Holocaust are the research topic of Marcia Ras, PhD candidate at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. As an EHRI fellow, she spent a few weeks in Bad Arolsen at the ITS in January and February 2018. In an interview she told us about her research and her findings.

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02/14/2018 | News “There’s still a lot I don’t know”

To obtain further information about his grandfather’s fate, Marco Moisello and his wife set out from Italy at the end of January 2018 to visit the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen. The National Socialists had arrested Francesco Moisello in his native Genoa in 1944. He never came home again.

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02/12/2018 | News After 1936: Olympic athletes in the resistance

The purpose of the Olympic Games is to unite nations in fair sports competitions. In 1936, the Winter Olympics took place in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. With the aid of the Nazi propaganda machine, Germany strove to present itself there as a liberal-minded nation, in which context the Winter Games served as a dress...

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01/31/2018 | News “Plumber” not musician

The jazz guitarist Coco Schumann died on January 28, 2018. He was 93 years old. It was only later in life that the Berlin-born Coco (Heinz Jacob) Schumann talked about his persecution by the Nazis. The archive of the International Tracing Service (ITS) holds a number of documents about his fate.

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01/26/2018 | Press Releases #StolenMemory campaign of the ITS

Around 3,000 personal belongings from concentration camp inmates are held in the archive of the International Tracing Service (ITS), waiting to be returned to families. Some of them can be seen in the #StolenMemory poster exhibition, which is on display at UNESCO in Paris for Holocaust Memorial Day 2018.

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01/10/2018 | News "The more you search, the more you find."

Between October and November 2017, Ildikó Barna, who has a PhD in sociology and is associate professor at Eötvös Loránd University Faculty of Social Sciences in Budapest, spent four weeks conducting research as an EHRI fellowship holder at the International Tracing Service (ITS)

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12/27/2017 | News “A Long Overdue Step“

In an interview, Rikola-Gunnar Lüttgenau from the Buchenwald and Mittelbau-Dora Memorials Foundation talks about the cooperation with the International Tracing Service (ITS) from the perspective of the memorials of former concentration camps.

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