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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


12/04/2018 | Press Releases Research on Names of Auschwitz Inmates

Bad Arolsen, December 4, 2018: The Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum is now receiving direct access to the entire International Tracing Service (ITS) database—the world’s most extensive archive on victims of Nazi persecution. This project will make more knowledge about the names and fates of Auschwitz inmates available.

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11/08/2018 | News More Than Two Million ITS Documents Online

Bad Arolsen, November 8, 2018: The online archive of the International Tracing Service (ITS) continues to grow. With the 900,000 post-war records published today, more than two million documents are now available online. The portal is equipped with a name search function.

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10/05/2018 | Press Releases International Conference at ITS

Bad Arolsen, October 4, 2018: In the international research on the crimes committed by the Nazis, there is one topic on which little light has been shed to date: the tracing and documentation of victims of Nazi persecution. To discuss this gap, the International Tracing Service (ITS) is hosting a conference entitled...

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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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06/22/2018 | 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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