IRRC No. 63
Twentieth Anniversary of the International Tracing Service
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In one of its previous numbers, the International Review mentioned that the International Tracing Service (ITS) had in 1965 celebrated its 20th anniversary of existence and that this also marked ten years of the ICRC's presence at Arolsen. We also gave some figures which showed a constant increase in inquiries reaching Arolsen between 1951 and 1965, about 1,900,000 in all. It can already be seen from annual statistics, that even twenty years after the end of the war, the public still has to resort to the ITS to obtain information and documents. We would moreover recall that on June 30, 1965 that Service numbered 234 on its staff.