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Tracing – Research – Education Dr. Susanne Urban
Mission Statement “ The International Tracing Service serves victims of Nazi persecution and their families by documenting their fate through the archives it manages. The ITS preserves these historic records and makes them available for research.”
History ITS/ Predecessors 1944/45: Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Forces: Registration 1945-47: United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration: Repatriation 1947/51: International Refugee Organization: Repatriation/ Care/ Emigration 1951/55: Allied High Commission for Germany: Care/ Emigration
1955: “…the ICRC, being a body with a neutral, impartial, universal and responsible character shall have charge of the administration and direction of the ITS.” ● Opening 2007 ● Withdrawal ICRC 01/2013
Future International Commission International Committee of the Red Cross