Tracing the Past was founded in 2014 as a registered non-profit organization (in German: gemeinnütziger, eingetragener Verein, e.V.) in Berlin, Germany, by a like-minded group of Berliners consisting primarily of historians. Current contributors include archivists and information technology experts working in many facets of Holocaust history and provenance research.

Tracing the Past e.V.
Postfach 02 46 69
10128 Berlin, Germany
Telephone: +49 30 6391 9826

Tracing the Past e.V. is registered with the District Court (German: Amtsgericht) of Berlin-Charlottenburg under document #VR 33494 B as a legally registered organization, with status confirmed as a non-profit entity with the German Tax Office under § 52, Section 2, Line 1 No. 10AO, Purpose: to promote the remembrance of the persecuted.

For general information, please contact us at info @

Founding Members

Chair: Roderick Miller, freelance translator and historian

Vice Chair: Dr. Sibylle Ehringhaus, art historian

Treasurer: Sebastian Finsterwalder, provenance researcher

Dr. Caroline Flick, historian

Michael Götze, IT specialist

Axel Benjamin Herzberg, LL.M., lawyer

Peter Prölß, historian, provenance researcher