26 August 2008

Tel Aviv: Bad Arolsen report, Sept. 8

In May, Israel Genealogical Society president Michael Goldstein participated in the first group of professional genealogists to visit the International Tracing Service archives in Bad Arolsen, Germany.

He will report on his experience to the IGS's Tel Aviv branch at 7pm, Monday, September 8. The program, in Hebrew, will include the archives' scope, as well as the pros and cons of a field trip to the site.

After years of international negotiations, and refusal to open their archives to the public, the International Tracing Service (ITS) has finally made this resource available. The archives contain millions of records related to the fate of Nazi victims and survivors, and records of searches made for family members trying to locate and/or determine their relatives' fate.

The branch meets at Beit Hatanach, 16 Rothschild Blvd. Free for IGS members; others, NIS 20. The library is open from 6-7pm.

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