Participants in this two-day event series will discover the history of a little-known archive, the International Tracing Service (now called the Arolsen Archives), created to find missing people after the Holocaust.
Recovering the Personal in Difficult Histories: A Family Research Workshop
At this family research workshop, learn how to take the first steps in conducting your own family research using the International Tracing Service (ITS) archive of the Linen Hall Library’s resources. This workshop will provide a demonstration of the ITS archive and a skills workshop as well as the opportunity for short, one-on-one consultations with the panellists, who will include The Wiener Holocaust Library’s Senior ITS Researchers, Elise Bath and Mary Vrabecz, and the Linen Library’s Assistant Arts and Cultural Programmer, Scott Edgar. Participants can navigate the ITS archive partially from their mobile devices and are invited to bring with them their family trees and research questions. Light refreshments will be served.
Booking is essential as spaces are limited due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions. Pending easing of restrictions, additional spaces may open close to the event.
A pop-up exhibition, drinks reception and talks on the history of the search for the missing after the Second World War will take place on 11 November, 19:00-20:30.