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05/20/2009 Debate on the future of ITS is well underway

During its two-day annual meeting in London, the UK-chaired International Commission for the International Tracing Service (ITS) dealt with the question of the future organisational structure and administration of the ITS. Past humanitarian work done by the Tracing Service, the clarification of the fates of victims of...

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05/05/2009 Conservation of original documents at the ITS Archives

This year the International Tracing Service (ITS) of Bad Arolsen will be conserving around 400,000 original documents from the Nazi era. Starting today, facsimiles of important documents are being used for visitor tours. “ITS stores documents of enormous historical relevance on the persecution, exploitation and murder...

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05/04/2009 Dr Susanne Urban new historian at ITS

Today the historian Dr Susanne Urban took up her position as Head of Research at the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen. She succeeds Dr Irmtrud Wojak who had been appointed Founding Director of Munich’s NS Documentation Centre in March 2009. “This is an extremely appealing task for me”, said Urban upon...

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04/28/2009 International Meeting of Tracing Services in Bad Arolsen

This week the International Tracing Service (ITS) is hosting an international meet-up with the Red Cross and Red Crescent tracing services. Thirty-two tracing service representatives from 27 countries and ten delegates from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Geneva have arrived in Bad Arolsen for...

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04/23/2009 Freie Universität Berlin and ITS collaborate on online forced labour archive

The Freie Universität Berlin and the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen are collaborating on the development of the digital archive “Forced labour from 1939–1945. Memory and history”. “We hope to gain valuable information on the fate of forced labourers during the National Socialist regime from the...

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