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06/22/2018 | Press Releases Post-war files on victims of Nazi persecution online

The International Tracing Service (ITS) has now published a large collection of documents on Holocaust survivors, former concentration camp inmates and former Nazi forced laborers its online archive. Numbering nearly 200,000, the files contain information on individuals and families who were under the care of the...

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01/26/2018 | Press Releases #StolenMemory campaign of the ITS

Around 3,000 personal belongings from concentration camp inmates are held in the archive of the International Tracing Service (ITS), waiting to be returned to families. Some of them can be seen in the #StolenMemory poster exhibition, which is on display at UNESCO in Paris for Holocaust Memorial Day 2018.

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08/07/2017 | Press Releases Child Survivors of Nazi Persecution

The 2017 Yearbook of the International Tracing Service (ITS) has been published. It focuses on the fates of children and adolescent survivors of Nazi persecution. “They were the most vulnerable, and had lost every sense of what it means to have a home,” says Henning Borggräfe, head of the ITS department of research and...

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08/03/2017 | Press Releases ITS receives aid from special German government program

The International Tracing Service (ITS) has been granted 100,000 euros from the 2017 Special Program of the German Federal Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM) for the preservation of written cultural heritage. The service will use the funds for the deacidification and restoration of Child Search Branch files...

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07/06/2017 | Press Releases Memorials receive digital copies of ITS

The International Tracing Service (ITS) is providing concentration camp memorials with digital copies of its documents. Each memorial can integrate the digital documents relating to the respective concentration camp into its own database and use them for researching the fates of former inmates. “Access to documents and...

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