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Further finding aids published

The International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen has published further finding aids to its archives on the internet which aim to guide users in the ITS collections and archives. The finding aids are thematically dedicated to the Child Search Branch, the Gestapo, as well as the eighth Nuremberg Follow-UpTrial Against War Criminals. In addition, around 700 trial files against foreign members of the German Armed Forces are also recorded.

The finding aid on the Child Search Branch incorporates 58 files from between 1945 and 1955, which involve the search for missing children and family members of children who survived forced labour, deportation or concentration camps. The finding aid on the Gestapo includes 467 individual case files which were created between 1933 and 1945 at the Düsseldorf Gestapo as well as at its field branches in Essen, Duisburg and Krefeld, the Linz Gestapo, Neuengamme Gestapo KZ, Sachsenhausen Gestapo KZ, as well as in the Rudersberg labour education camp of the Stuttgart Gestapo. The finding aid on the eighth Nuremberg Follow-UpTrial Against War Criminals from the SS Main Office for Racial and Settlement Issues (RuSHA), which began at the end of 1947, incorporates 196 units of description.

The improved archival description of the documents remains the foremost task for the ITS to enable research of the archives also by historical criteria. The number of finding aids is being successively increased. Further information on the finding aids is available online at  www.its-arolsen.org/en/archives/finding-aids/index.html. The finding aids are currently only available in German.