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A look into the original documents

Shown: staff member with archival gloves displaying an original document

ITS-Staff member with archival gloves displaying an original document

Survivors and family members of former victims of Nazi persecution are warmly invited to visit the International Tracing Service in Bad Arolsen. Staff members are happy to show and explain the documents to you that the ITS has on paths of persecution, as well as providing information on the historical context. Because there are people of many different nationalities working at the ITS, we are able to draw on our own staff to provide a personal interpreter for international contacts.

Please be sure to contact us to arrange an appointment for a visit. This is important considering that the documents need to be pulled up out of the archive.

David Robert Sealtier, Child Survivor from Israel during his visit to the ITS in 2013

I travelled to the ITS as though I were going to the dentist. I felt afraid and was really worried about the visit. But, due to the warm welcome and the immense helpfulness and understanding that I encountered here, those worries were soon gone.

David Robert Sealtier, Child Survivor from Israel during his visit to the ITS in 2013