JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Germany-Berlin) ITS Begins Putting Holocaust-Era Archive Online #general

Jan Meisels Allen

The International Tracing service (ITS) located in Bad-Arolsen, Germany had
begun putting its Holocaust-era archive online. This new online archive
includes photos >from concentrations camps and other historical documents.
The materials are available online at no cost. Thus far only 50,000 images
out of 30 million documents have been posted. The online documents were
inscribed onto the UNESCO "Memory of the World" register. The first three
collections published are photos of personal objects taken >from prisoners in
the concentration camps; chosen collection on the death marches; and files
from the Child Search Branch taken immediately after liberation.
ITS was founded as a tracing service after World War ll with the intent to
reunify survivors with their families. Today it is a research archive.

To read more about the online archive see:
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A press release >from the ITS is available at:
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Thank you to Randy Herschaft >from the Associated Press for informing us of
this new online free archive.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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