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02/13/2010 Effects Returned to 35 Families

Today the International Tracing Service (ITS) of Bad Arolsen was able to return effects to 35 Dutch families at the Amersfoort Memorial Site. Most of the personal belongings were wallets which had been taken away from their owners by the Nazis during deportation to the Neuengamme concentration camp. “We are really...

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02/11/2010 Photos Handed Over to Hinzert Memorial

Today the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen handed over digitised photographs from its archive to the Hinzert Concentration Camp Memorial Site. Among the 35 photos in total are ten taken at the camp during the period of 1940/41. “The memorial site has only very few photographs at its disposal. We are...

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02/02/2010 Digitisation of Correspondence Underway

The International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen has commenced work on the most elaborate sub-project involved in the digitalisation of its case correspondence. Around three million files of correspondence between the tracing service, public authorities and the victims of national socialist persecution as well as...

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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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