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09/01/2015 New Leadership for the ITS

The governing body of the International Tracing Service (ITS), the International Commission, has announced the appointment of Floriane Hohenberg as the new director of the ITS as of 1 January 2016. Ms. Hohenberg, a social scientist with extensive management experience in international organizations, will take up her...

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08/12/2015 | Press Releases Reunited after 71 years: mother and daughter embrace

Seven decades after being torn apart from each other by the Nazi regime, an Italian mother and her German daughter have found each other again. Margot Bachmann, the daughter born in Germany in 1944, wanted certainty about her ancestry, and began the search for traces of her mother. Her search led her to the...

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07/17/2015 Yearbook 2015: Research from the ITS-Archive

The fourth scholarly yearbook of the International Tracing Service (ITS) has been published under the title „Freilegungen – Spiegelungen der NS-Verfolgung und ihrer Konsequenzen“ („Uncovered – A Sampling of Early Research Results from ITS Archival Holdings Mirroring NS-Persecution and its Consequences”). At the center...

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07/06/2015 Uprooted in their own country

They had lost their families and all their possessions, yet they still felt as Germans, even after 1945: The new volume of “Findings” a series of publications from the International Tracing Service (ITS), documents the futile efforts of German Sinti and Roma to find recognition as victims of Nazi persecution.

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07/02/2015 ITS acquires an important collection of journals and papers

Beginning in 1945, a number of newspapers and journals appeared from former concentration camp inmates, who were - or still are - organized into survivors’ associations and camp committees. Often these publications dealt with the question of compensation, of practice-oriented help for the survivors of Nazi persecution,...

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