Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0023441, Thu, 1 Nov 2012 15:46:18 -0400

Sergei Nabokov
The Internation Tracing Service has recently opened its extensive records of persons killed in the holocaust to survivors, family members, estate representatives, and scholars. The website at http://www.its-arolsen.org/en/homepage/index.html allows such persons to make requests for information. This is the first time this material has been made available. The files were kept hidden away by the German government for 60 years. I do not know who the executor is for the Nabokov family, but perhaps they can be sent this information.Following is information from the website: Survivors, next of kin, local or other authorities as well as estate executors may file an online application for obtaining information on the fate of Nazi persecutees. You will have to spare a few minutes of your time to fill in and send the application. If you are not related with the person you inquire for, we will need a power of attorney. You can either send by letter to our postal address or upload a pdf file. The following data are indispensable for treating your request: Step 1: Name und address of the applicant
Step 2: Data on the sought person
Step 3: Purpose of the request
Step 4: Previous experienceThe more information is known, the higher is the chance of a clear identification of the sought person by means of our documents. Names and dates of birth were often misspelled and it wasn't unusual that people went by cover names in war conditions. Therefore, it helps us in our search to know the complete names, first names and dates of birth of the persons inquired for. If you happen to know any details on their persecution, please be so kind to let us know as well. Every detail is relevant for a full and comprehensive research. Our reply to your request will be sent by letter to your postal address. The average time we need for working on your request is eight weeks. This two months’ rule does not apply to tracing cases as they often times necessitate our collaboration with third agencies. The following data protection priciples will apply to information the ITS provides.Naturally, you may proceed as before and either send us an informal inquiry by normal mail, or download the application form from our download page, complete and send it to us. You will find the respective addresses under the heading Contact Information. Scholars and scientists are kindly invited to fill in a research application, we request journalists to directly turn to our press office.
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