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Call for Papers: International Conference

Tracing and Documenting Victims of Nazi Persecution: History of the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Context

Bad Arolsen, 8-9 October 2018

In the autumn of 1948, search bureaus of various European states accepted an invitation from the recently established International Tracing Service (ITS) and came together, for the first time, in Arolsen, North Hesse, Germany. On the occasion of the anniversary of this event, the ITS will host an international academic conference looking back on more than 70 years of tracing and documenting Nazi persecution. The conference is linked to the opening of the first permanent exhibition on the history of the ITS in spring 2019. One aim is to discuss new research findings on the institution’s history in a broader context.

The conference is open to historians, researchers from other disciplines and practitioners from archives, documentation centers and similar institutions. Interested candidates are requested to send their proposals (200-250 words), plus a short CV (50-100 words), to historical-research[at]its-arolsen.org by 1 April 2018.

The conference program and information on how to register will be published late in May 2018.

Please find the complete public call here.