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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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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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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 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 and...

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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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