USF presents “Finding Family After the Holocaust” with speakers from International Tracing Service and Indiana Jewish Genealogy Society

April 18, 2019

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Two insightful speakers will share their experiences as part of “Finding Family After the Holocaust: The International Tracing Service Archive and Victims of Nazi Persecution” on May 6 at the University of Saint Francis Downtown Business Center.

The speakers are Dr. Elizabeth Anthony, International Tracing Service and Partnerships Program Manager of the United States Holocaust Museum, and Irv Adler, President of the Northeast Indiana Jewish Genealogy Society.

Sponsored by the USF Department of English, History and Political Science and the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the event will begin at 3 p.m. May 6 at the Fort Wayne Historic Woman’s Club, 826 Ewing St.

Anthony will provide an introduction to the International Tracing Service (ITS) collections and their function. Adler will detail a powerful local example of the effectiveness of family research.

ITS collections became available in Germany and at digital-holding institutions around the world in November 2007. The service is a valuable resource for researchers interested in studying a wide range of issues focused on victims of Nazi persecution.

For more information, please contact Angie Springer at 260-399-8066 or email

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