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01/20/2010 Roland Koch visits Tracing Service

Roland Koch, Premier of the German state of Hesse, highlighted the significant work being done at the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen during his visit today. “The ITS has done magnificent humanitarian work in its role as a contact for many millions of people seeking information on their relatives. In...

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01/15/2010 Digitisation of Post-War Era Documents Now Complete

The International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen has now finished digitising its documents from the post-war era concerning displaced persons and emigration after the end of World War II. “This part of the ITS archives has hardly been explored so far,” said Udo Jost, Head of the Archive Division. “It offers...

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12/01/2009 ITS Ups Academic Staff

The International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen is expanding its staff of research associates. Effective immediately, the research and cataloguing divisions will be backed by sociologist Sebastian Schönemann and archivist Jens Zirpins. In January, archivist Karen Siepelt will also be joining the tracing service.

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11/02/2009 Exhibition on Displaced Persons in Korbach and Kassel

An exhibition on view until 1 December 2009 at the International Tracing Service(ITS) in Bad Arolsen chronicles the history of two displaced persons (DP) camps in Korbach and Kassel-Hasenhecke. Under the title “Survived, Liberated, Homeless – Displaced Persons in our Region,” school children at Christian Rauch...

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10/14/2009 Belgium Receives Digital Copies of ITS Documents

Yesterday, the National Archives of Belgium (Archives Générales du Royaume) in Brussels received data copies from the archives of the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen. Following Israel, the US, Poland and Luxembourg, Belgium is now also making use of the extensive documentary holdings on Nazi...

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