German SIG #Germany Re: Germany Approves Release of I.T.S. Records #germany

Hans Nord <hhnord@...>

It is reassuring news that the International Tracing Service will open
their record collection.
How soon can we expect to be able to search the data on line???

They will need thousands of people to transcribe the data into digital
format. I am willing to help. How do we get started?

Hans H. Nord Philadelphia area <>

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-------- Original Message --------
Tue, 18 Apr 2006 Sally Goodman <> wrote:
Congratulations and thank you Gary Mokotoff and Peter Lande and all those
who have fought long and hard to convince the International Tracing Service
(ITS) to open their record collection for copying to the eleven countries
that make up the ITS committee. For more information:

"The holdings of the International Tracing Service are one of the most
valuable sources of information about the fate of people, both victims and
survivors, caught up in the Holocaust. Their records place an individual at
a specific place and time during the Holocaust period. They claim to have 40
million such pieces of information. Their sources, to name a few, are
deportation lists, concentration camp death lists, ghetto records and
post-war refugee records."

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