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05/04/2016 | Press Releases Love after the Liberation

She lives in Germany, he lives in Israel: the daughter and son of a Shoah survivor heard of each other for the first time through the ITS.

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01/18/2016 | Press Releases Inquiries have risen by more than 25 percent

In the past year over 15,000 people turned to the International Tracing Service (ITS) for information on former victims of Nazi persecution. Compared to 2014, this is an increase of more than 25 percent in the number of inquiries.

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12/11/2015 | Press Releases Sons receive their father’s farewell letter after 72 years

Shortly before being deported to the Neuengamme Concentration Camp, Dutch WWII resistance fighter Peter Will wrote a farewell letter to his wife and 6 sons. This letter, though, was never sent. Now, the International Tracing Service ITS was able to present Peter Will’s sons with his wallet, containing this letter and...

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10/22/2015 | Press Releases New ITS Director introduced

In January 2016 the social scientist Floriane Hohenberg will take over the position of Director of the International Tracing Service (ITS). At an ITS press conference on 21 October 2015 Ms Hohenberg, a human rights expert with numerous years of management experience in international organizations such as the OSCE,...

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10/07/2015 | Press Releases ITS places documents on Nazi persecution and its aftermath online

There is a great deal of interest worldwide in the documents of the archives of the International Tracing Service (ITS) about former victims of Nazi persecution and the liberated survivors. A small part of this collection, which since 2013 is inscribed onto the UNESCO “Memory of the World” register, can now be viewed...

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