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“Opening the Archives of the International Tracing Service - A Goldmine and a Warning”
March 21, 2013 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater
Paul Shapiro played an instrumental role in opening the International Tracing Service Archive, based in Bad Arolsen, Germany, and making its contents available to Holocaust survivors and scholars in the United States and around the world. For too many years, these archives were kept secret because of an agreement with the German government. There are 50 million documents contained in these Holocaust-era archives, discussing 17.5 million individuals who were impacted by the Shoah. More than 10,000 people each year from 60 countries across the globe are trying to trace their way back to their families – and at the same time, lay a foundation for future generations. Shapiro is director of the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies and since 1997 has led the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s effort to provide focused leadership to the field of Holocaust Studies in the United States and abroad. Prior to joining the Museum’s staff, Shapiro was involved for over a decade on a volunteer basis in the development of the Museum’s international archival collections, which remains an important activity of the Center. Tickets are $8 for nonmembers and $5 for HMH members, seniors and students. students and seniors may pay at the door. Seating is limited, and advance registration is requested. Visit https://www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx to RSVP online. Please note: online registration is not refundable.
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Morgan Family Center
5401 Caroline St.
Houston, TX 77004-6804
Phone: 713-942-8000

Holocaust Museum Houston is a member of the Houston Museum District Association and is located in Houston's Museum District.

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