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07/13/2018 | News A new name in a new country

“I can’t tell you how much it means to me to have this pen." Yaron Roksa is emotional as Floriane Azoulay, Director of the International Tracing Service (ITS), hands him the ink pen belonging to his father, István Rokza. The pen had been taken from István Rokza when he arrived at the Neuengamme concentration camp in...

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07/13/2018 | News Research Seminar at the ITS

For three days at the end of June, twenty members of local history, education and commemoration initiatives took part in a special research seminar at the International Tracing Service (ITS).

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07/09/2018 | News Exhibition: “Expelled! Berlin, 28 October 1938”

On October 28 and 29, 1938, the National Socialists arrested more than 1,500 Jewish residents of Berlin within the framework of the “Poland Operation” and deported them to the German-Polish border. An exhibition at the New Synagogue Berlin – Centrum Judaicum tells the story of this first mass deportation as illustrated...

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07/06/2018 | News Funding for the Preservation of the IRO Files

The German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media is placing 50,000 euros at the disposal of the International Tracing Service (ITS). The funds are from the commissioner’s special program for the preservation of written cultural heritage.

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07/05/2018 | News New Projects and a Change of Location: The ITS in 2017

Why is the #StolenMemory campaign important? What planning is needed to move an archive? What preparations does the ITS make before publishing large sections of its holdings online? And how many people sent inquiries in 2017 in search of information about victims of Nazi persecution? The ITS Annual Report answers these...

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07/02/2018 | News Learning from History: Focus on the ITS

From the new e-Guide to documentED, a tailored service for preparation and follow-up on visits to memorials, the June 2018 edition of the magazine “Lernen aus der Geschichte” (Learning from History)—entitled “Learning with Documents: The Educational Work of the ITS”—is devoted to the work of the International Tracing...

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06/28/2018 | Press Releases The new ITS e-Guide explains Nazi documents

The documents from concentration camps tell stories about victims of Nazi persecution. In order to read those stories, however, you need a lot of background knowledge. The International Tracing Service (ITS) has now set up an online tool that makes that knowledge easily accessible.

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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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