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Here you will find the press releases and press photos of the International Tracing Service (ITS). Under the heading Numbers, Dates, Facts we provide you with background information. We are happy to support you in your research on special topics or individual fates – please send your inquiry per email directly to the press office.

You are warmly invited to come and visit the ITS personally. Please contact us prior to your visit. Because the ITS Archive is entrusted with preserving sensitive and personal data on victims of the Nazi Regime, people wishing to look into the documents must accept the Rules on Access


01/25/2017 | Press Releases ITS records high inquiry numbers

In 2016, the International Tracing Service (ITS) received 15,635 inquiries. This further slight increase shows that interest in the fates of Nazi persecution victims is as strong as ever – even though more than seventy years have passed since the end of World War II.

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01/09/2017 | Press Releases General inventory online

The International Tracing Service (ITS) has published its complete inventory on the internet. The inventory offers an overview of the ITS’s archival holdings, which comprise some 30 million documents on National Socialist persecution and forced labour as well as the fates of the survivors. The archive’s original...

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11/08/2016 | Press Releases Paths, Places and Spaces of Nazi Persecution

The new yearbook of the International Tracing Service (ITS), which came out in November 2016, focuses on the spatial dimension of the Holocaust and other mass crimes committed by the Nazis.

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10/10/2016 | Press Releases Commissioner for Culture Grütters visits the ITS

Monika Grütters, the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, visited the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen on Monday to learn about its work and gain an insight into its extensive archive. The archive holds around 30 million documents relating to Nazi persecution, forced labor...

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07/12/2016 | Press Releases Publication on the deportation of Jews

“Die Deportation der Juden aus Deutschland und ihre verdrängte Geschichte nach 1945” (The deportation of Jews from Germany and their suppressed history after 1945) is the subject of a new scholarly publication from the International Tracing Service (ITS).

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