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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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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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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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03/02/2012 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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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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