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02/28/2011 ITS offers educational projects

The International Tracing Service (ITS) of Bad Arolsen has presented its offers for pedagogical work to various educational institutions. Particular focus is on school projects in the German state of Hesse, in addition to nationwide seminars at universities and workshops, as well as lectures on Nazi persecution. “In...

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03/07/2011 Drndarski serves as new Deputy Director

The delegate of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Djordje Drndarski, is the new deputy director of the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen. “I consider it a privilege to be part of the tracing service,” said the 44-year-old. “It is an historic location of tremendous importance.”

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03/11/2011 Exhibition on Georg Elser

The International Tracing Service (ITS) opened an exhibit on Georg Elser yesterday evening in Bad Arolsen. On 8 November 1939, Elser had wanted to prevent the expansion of the war begun by Germany by assassinating its dictator Adolf Hitler in Munich. “He could have looked away like millions of others. Yet Elser...

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04/27/2011 First study conference for pedagogues at ITS

This week, the Pädagogische Akademie der Gemeinschaft evangelischer Erzieher (Teaching Academy of the Association of Protestant Teachers - GEE) is offering its first study conference for pedagogues at the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen. The group of six teachers and educators will get to know the...

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05/19/2011 Initiative for returning personal belongings

The International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen today published an online list of personal belongings still remaining in the archives from concentration camps. „It is our aim to return as many effects as possible to the survivors of Nazi persecution and their relatives“, says Jean-Luc Blondel, director of the...

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05/20/2011 Finding One’s Family and Identity – after 66 Years’ Time

George Jaunzemis has never known who his mother was, what his real name was or where he was born – vital questions the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen could clear up now – that is 66 years after the end of the Second World War. This week Jaunzemis is going to meet his family and see his birth place...

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05/30/2011 Interest in the documentation of the ITS continues

The number of inquiries received by the International Tracing Service (ITS) has increased for the third year in a row. A total of 12,981 inquiries reached the ITS in the past year (previous year: 11,768, 2008: 10,251). “This development shows us that interest in the documentation of the ITS and in the issue of National...

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07/01/2011 Further data handed over to partner organisations

This week the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen has handed over further copies of its databases to six partner organisations in Israel, the USA, Poland, France, Luxembourg and Belgium. The data consists of the first 76,000 of a total of 3 million correspondence files, as well as remaining documents...

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08/10/2011 ITS enters into long-term partnership with the Christian-Rauch School in Bad Arolsen

Today, the International Tracing Service (ITS) entered into a partnership with the Christian-Rauch School in Bad Arolsen. A long-term partnership is planned starting from the beginning of the 2011/2012 school year comprising regular visits to the archives, smaller individual projects and even courses on selected...

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08/26/2011 Art against dictators – Exhibition of the caricatures of the artist Josef Čapek

The International Tracing Service (ITS) opened an exhibition of drawings and caricatures by the Czech artist Josef Čapek in Bad Arolsen yesterday evening. The latter had vehemently turned against the National Socialist dictatorship at an early stage with his artistic and literary work. "Čapek rebelled with the pen...

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