Bad Arolsen Standesamt [Vital Records] #germany


Given the recent changes in German Standesamt law and procedures it may be
useful to clarify how this affects the special Standesamt which exists at
the International Tracing Service (ITS) at Bad Arolsen, Germany. This
Standesamt was created due to the absence/destruction of vital records in
the Holocaust.

As an international organization ITS has never been and is not now subject
to German law, including Datenschutz. ITS Standesamt records, without any
limitations, may be requested direct >from Bad Arolsen or >from places where
copies of ITS records have been sent, e.g. Yad Vashem or the United States
Memorial Museum.

Peter Lande Washington, D.C.

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