TRACES is a non-profit educational organization created to gather, preserve and present stories of people from the Midwest and Germany
or Austria who encountered each other during World War II. Many of these stories laid beneath the dust left in the wake of a World War most never thought touched the American Heartland. TRACES brushed away that dust, unearthing an amazing legacy. As we learn about these stories,
may we rise above–and eventually defeat–the prejudices, fears and conflicts that otherwise demean and destroy us.