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07/12/2012 New teaching resource on children and youth as victims of Nazi persecution

The International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen has introduced a new teaching resource on the topic of children and youth persecuted by the Nazi regime. The teaching materials (available in German only) entitled "I am alone among strangers" contain biographies from different victim groups, among them...

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07/26/2012 Interest in ITS documentation undiminished

Interest in the documentation of the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen on persecution and forced labour under the Nazi regime has remained undiminished. In 2011, the ITS received a total of 12 941 requests for information (2010: 12 981, 2009: 11 768). Compared with the same period in 2011, the first...

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08/10/2012 “Life in transit - trauma and new beginnings” - An exhibition of the fate of Displaced Persons after 1945

A research project at the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen is providing access to as yet unexplored archival materials and is developing a travelling exhibition to be launched in 2014. The implementation of the exhibition project "Life in transit - trauma and new beginnings. Survivors of Nazi...

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09/17/2012 Personal effects returned to 18 families

Over the past few days, the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen has returned personal effects from Neuengamme concentration camp to 18 families from the Netherlands. These are wallets, photos, papers and letters that were taken away from the prisoners upon their arrival at the concentration camp. These...

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10/10/2012 Exhibition on the death marches opened

The International Tracing Service (ITS) opened an exhibition on the death marches from concentration camps yesterday evening in Bad Arolsen. It is the conclusion of a two year research project on this subject, explained Dr Susanne Urban, Head of Research and Education at the ITS. We have concentrated our knowledge into...

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10/31/2012 Cooperation strengthened

  The International Tracing Service (ITS) and the National Tracing Services of the Red Cross and the Red Crescent Movement have strengthened their future cooperation at a joint conference in Bad Arolsen, Germany. The tracing service in Bad Arolsen will continue to be able to benefit from the network of Red Cross...

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11/08/2012 Further finding aids published

The International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen has published further finding aids to its archives on the internet which aim to guide users in the ITS collections and archives. The finding aids are thematically dedicated to the Child Search Branch, the Gestapo, as well as the eighth Nuremberg Follow-UpTrial...

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11/09/2012 Further data supplied to partner organizations

The International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen this week provided further digital copies of its records to seven partner organizations in Israel, USA, Poland, France, Luxembourg, Belgium and Great Britain. This data involves 224,000 ITS correspondence files with survivors and family members of victims of Nazi...

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11/29/2012 Farewell Reception of the ICRC

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) today said good-bye with a reception on the occasion of its withdrawal from the management of the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen. “The ICRC looks back with pride and satisfaction on the cooperation with the Federal Republic of Germany and the...

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