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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.

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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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06/10/2016 | Press Releases A thousand kilometers for his mother’s ring

His mother survived forced labor and the Nazi concentration camps, eventually emigrating to Sweden. She kept her experiences to herself. Her son is now researching her past and, at the ITS, an Archive and Documentation Center on Nazi persecution, he has found his mother’s golden ring.

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06/07/2016 | Press Releases Father Unzeitig’s religious medals

Father Engelmar Unzeitig died from typhus in March 1945 in Dachau Concentration Camp after he had been caring for other prisoners who had fallen ill. Last Wednesday the International Tracing Service (ITS) was able to return the Father’s pocket watch and two of his religious medals to two Brothers of his Order.

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05/04/2016 | Press Releases Love after the Liberation

She lives in Germany, he lives in Israel: the daughter and son of a Shoah survivor heard of each other for the first time through the ITS.

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