ITS Adds 900,000 Post-War Records Making Over 2 Million Records Available Online #general

Jan Meisels Allen

The International Tracing Service (ITS) added 900,000 post-war documents
online. This brings the total of number of documents freely available in the
online archive to over 2 million. One can search by name. The newly added
documents contain approximately 405,000 names of Holocaust survivors, former
concentration camp inmates and forced laborers. They were under the care of
the International Refugee Organization (IRO) in Austria, Italy, Switzerland
and England after World War II.

In June, ITS published its files >from the German Displaced Persons in
June. This makes it possible to search online for nearly one million names
of Displaced Persons (DP) registered and surveyed in DP camps within the
framework of the Care and Maintenance Program.

The DPs filled out questionnaires as a way the International Refugee
Organization (IRO) could find out whether it could help these persons and if
so how. The personal stories of the DP persons are delineated in the
questionnaires and provide better insight as their lives.

To search the online archives go to:
You will need to make a declaration of consent that the sensitive
information you are using is solely for research purposes and in accordance
with applicable national laws and regulations.

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Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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