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01/02/2013 New Director starts work

The new Director of the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen, Professor Rebecca Boehling, intends to promote research more intensely in the ITS archives. "I am looking forward to the challenge", said Boehling. "We want to make our archives even more accessible to the academic community. I...

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02/28/2013 Two finding aids published on Nazi persecution in the Benelux countries

The International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen has published two more finding aids on its website. They describe the archive collections on the Westerbork police transit camp and on the persecution measures by the Nazis in the Benelux countries.

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03/21/2013 Cooperation with the Educational Centre of the Fritz Bauer Institute and the Anne Frank Educational Centre in Frankfurt am Main

The International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen, the Educational Centre of the Fritz Bauer Institute and the Jewish Museum Frankfurt, and the Anne Frank Educational Centre in Frankfurt are working together on the development of the exhibition 'Life in Transit - Trauma and New Beginnings. Survivors of Nazi...

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05/29/2013 EHRI workshop on “Geography and Holocaust research”

From 27th to 29th May 2013 the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen hosted a workshop on “Geography and Holocaust research” with 18 participants from seven countries. “We are very pleased to be the host for this important interdisciplinary exchange between academics. The findings of the geographers enable...

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06/10/2013 General inventory published

The International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen published a general inventory on its website today. It catalogues the archival collections and provides for the very first time detailed information about the scope of the different sub-fonds. In addition, it offers short explanations about the type, background and...

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06/19/2013 Archive of the International Tracing Service listed in UNESCO Register „Memory of the World“

The UNESCO has inscribed the original documents and the Central Name Index of the Archives of the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen, Germany, into the Memory of the World Register. „We are thrilled by the news“, said ITS director Professor Rebecca Boehling. „This is a great honor for the ITS and should...

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06/27/2013 Yearbook on Early Testimonies of Survivors

The second scholarly yearbook of the ITS in Bad Arolsen deals with early postwar testimonies of survivors of Nazi persecution and the Holocaust. "The testimonies in the form of letters, articles, diaries or statements show that survivors were clearly not silent after their liberation and began dealing with the...

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08/14/2013 Hessian State Minister of Higher Education, Research and the Arts shows support for the ITS

Eva Kühne-Hörmann, State Minister of Higher Education, Research and the Arts, held talks in Bad Arolsen today about a new archive building for the ITS, and the opportunities for collaborative research projects. 'The ITS is moving into a new era. It has a new academic management and the archive has been registered in...

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10/16/2013 Awarded "Memory of the World" title

The International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen today received a certificate for the inscription into the UNESCO "Memory of the World" register. "The archives were assessed to be of exceptional value and importance for humanity, for their evidential contribution to knowledge about the impact of...

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11/01/2013 Further data handed over to seven 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. It is a matter of 450,000 of a total of three million correspondence files. On the one hand, the documents...

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