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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


07/06/2017 | Press Releases Memorials receive digital copies of ITS

The International Tracing Service (ITS) is providing concentration camp memorials with digital copies of the its documents. Each memorial can integrate the digital documents relating to the respective concentration camp into its own database and use them for researching the fates of former inmates. “Access to documents...

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03/08/2017 | Press Releases Card index on Jewish victims now online

The International Tracing Service (ITS) has published two further resources in its online archive. They include the card index of the Reich Association of Jews in Germany and material on death marches from concentration camps.

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03/08/2017 | Press Releases New deputy director for the ITS

Steffen Baumheier has been the deputy director of the International Tracing Service (ITS) since March 1, 2017. The qualified business administration expert previously served as human resources director in internationally operating corporations. In Bad Arolsen, his aim is to help the ITS set the course for its...

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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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