In its mission statement, the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen declares its commitment to serve the victims of Nazi persecution and their families by documenting the fate of the victims and keeping their memory alive.
The archive’s collections are unique in scope and significance. The ITS is responsible for preserving these historical records, processing»requests and making the archive accessible for »research and »education.
The ITS archive stores about 30 million documents of various types. The alphabetically and phonetically arranged Central Name Index contains over 50 million reference cards for over 17.5 million people and is the key to the documents and the correspondence files'.(Bron: website ITS)