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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


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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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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08/07/2017 | Press Releases Child Survivors of Nazi Persecution

The 2017 Yearbook of the International Tracing Service (ITS) has been published. It focuses on the fates of children and adolescent survivors of Nazi persecution. “They were the most vulnerable, and had lost every sense of what it means to have a home,” says Henning Borggräfe, head of the ITS department of research and...

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08/03/2017 | Press Releases ITS receives aid from special German government program

The International Tracing Service (ITS) has been granted 100,000 euros from the 2017 Special Program of the German Federal Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM) for the preservation of written cultural heritage. The service will use the funds for the deacidification and restoration of Child Search Branch files...

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