Professor Rebecca Boehling Appointed Next ITS Director

Posted by: Jan Meisels Allen

Professor Rebecca Boehling will become the next Director of the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen. She was appointed unanimously by the eleven-member state International Commission which
supervises the work of the ITS . She will assume this new role January 2013.

Professor Boehling, is an expert in the history of the Holocaust, World War II and early postwar period in Germany.  She is currently Director of the Dresher Center for the Humanities, and Professor for History and Affiliate Professor for both Jewish Studies and Studies and Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC).

The current ITS director has to be replaced  since the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) will withdraw from the management of the institution at the end of 2012.  Starting January 2013, the ITS will be run directly by the International Commission of the U.S., Israel and nine European nations, with advisory support from the German Federal Archives, but funded completely by the German government.

To read the press release go to:
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More information is included in a recent  Baltimore JewishTimes article:
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Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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