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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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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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01/18/2016 | Press Releases Inquiries have risen by more than 25 percent

In the past year over 15,000 people turned to the International Tracing Service (ITS) for information on former victims of Nazi persecution. Compared to 2014, this is an increase of more than 25 percent in the number of inquiries.

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