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01/27/2012 Minister Boddenberg visited the ITS

Michael Boddenberg, Hessian Minister for Federal Affairs and State Representative in the Federal Parliament has visited the International Tracing Service (ITS) today to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day. "As Germans we have an obligation to face up to the past and to learn from it", Boddenberg said. "This...

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01/31/2012 President of the German Federal Archives gets an impression of the International Tracing Service

Over the last two days Dr. Michael Hollmann, the president of the German Federal Archive, has been visiting the archive of the International Tracing Service (ITS) for the first time. The ITS archive contains about 30 million documents relating to Nazi persecution. From January 2013 the Federal Archive will become the...

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02/28/2012 An insight view into the archive on the "day of the archives"

On Saturday 3rd March 2012, the International Tracing Service (ITS) will open its doors to the public on the nationwide Day of the Archives. It is the sixth event of this kind organised by the Association of German Archivists (Verband deutscher Archivarinnen und Archivare). The theme the archives have chosen for this...

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02/29/2012 New faces at the ITS in Bad Arolsen

The International Tracing Service (ITS) has recently received the support of four new academic staff who are working in the areas of research, archive and administration: Michael Schmid, René Bienert, Ina Schulz and Tamara Kiefer are the new faces at the ITS. Michael Schmid is the new head of administration and René...

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03/02/2012 A new finding aid about the “Lebensborn” files

Today the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen published online a new finding aid about its collection of documents relating to "Lebensborn", a Nazi organisation that was operated by the SS. With a total of 529 files the ITS holds most of the original documents of the organisation such as the...

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03/20/2012 Cooperation between ITS and the Wilhelm-Filchner School in Wolfhagen

The International Tracing Service (ITS) concluded a cooperation agreement today with the Wilhelm-Filchner School in Wolfhagen. From the start of the academic year 2012/2013, an annual history workshop for the senior classes and various projects on National Socialist persecution will take place. In the future, the...

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03/21/2012 University of Kassel and the ITS: teaching materials developed on surviving child victims of National Socialism

The International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen and educationalists from the University of Kassel today presented teaching materials on biographies of young victims and survivors of National Socialist persecution. The teaching materials were developed in a joint teaching research project with students of the...

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04/30/2012 Conserving documents from the Buchenwald and Dachau concentration camps

The International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen will conserve about 300 000 original documents from the Dachau concentration camp this year using the process of mass deacidification. The records in question were created between 1934 and 1945 and relate to the registration of prisoners. The conservation of...

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05/30/2012 New Director appointed for the ITS in Bad Arolsen

Professor Rebecca Boehling will become the next Director of the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen. She was appointed unanimously by the eleven-member state International Commission which supervises the work of the ITS at its annual meeting in Paris last week. The historian will take up her post on 1st...

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06/29/2012 | Press Releases Tracing Service launches first Yearbook entitled "Freilegungen - Auf den Spuren der Todesmärsche" (Uncovered – On the traces of the Death Marches)

Wallstein Publishing in Göttingen and the International Tracing Service (ITS) Bad Arolsen have launched the first scholarly ITS yearbook "Freilegungen - Auf den Spuren der Todesmärsche" (Uncovered – On the traces of the Death Marches). It examines the death marches from concentration camps at the end of the...

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