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12/11/2015 | Press Releases Sons receive their father’s farewell letter after 72 years

Shortly before being deported to the Neuengamme Concentration Camp, Dutch WWII resistance fighter Peter Will wrote a farewell letter to his wife and 6 sons. This letter, though, was never sent. Now, the International Tracing Service ITS was able to present Peter Will’s sons with his wallet, containing this letter and...

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10/22/2015 | Press Releases New ITS Director introduced

In January 2016 the social scientist Floriane Hohenberg will take over the position of Director of the International Tracing Service (ITS). At an ITS press conference on 21 October 2015 Ms Hohenberg, a human rights expert with numerous years of management experience in international organizations such as the OSCE,...

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10/07/2015 | Press Releases ITS places documents on Nazi persecution and its aftermath online

There is a great deal of interest worldwide in the documents of the archives of the International Tracing Service (ITS) about former victims of Nazi persecution and the liberated survivors. A small part of this collection, which since 2013 is inscribed onto the UNESCO “Memory of the World” register, can now be viewed...

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09/01/2015 New Leadership for the ITS

The governing body of the International Tracing Service (ITS), the International Commission, has announced the appointment of Floriane Hohenberg as the new director of the ITS as of 1 January 2016. Ms. Hohenberg, a social scientist with extensive management experience in international organizations, will take up her...

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08/12/2015 | Press Releases Reunited after 71 years: mother and daughter embrace

Seven decades after being torn apart from each other by the Nazi regime, an Italian mother and her German daughter have found each other again. Margot Bachmann, the daughter born in Germany in 1944, wanted certainty about her ancestry, and began the search for traces of her mother. Her search led her to the...

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