12
Dec
2018
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Centropa Hanukkah In Budapest

Centropa Budapest celebrated Hanukkah on the 7th of December. 

Thanks for all teachers, students and our interviewees who came and spent this evening with us. We played a Hanukkah quiz, lit the candles, and Vera Jónás entertained us with excellent music.

The event was supported by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and the Claims Conference. Thanks for Szilvi Czingel for organizing this event, and Róbert Bácsi for taking photos.

We wish all of our friends happy holidays and a great new year!

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05
Dec
2018
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Centropa Hanukkah in Vienna

President of the Parliament Wolfgang Sobotka hosted Centropa’s 13th Hanukkah party in Vienna. Attending were 31 Holocaust survivors who we interviewed, their families and two high school classes. Also invited was the leadership of the IKG— the Vienna Jewish Community along with the Vienna Social Welfare Office, as well as members from Vienna’s community. A special thanks to Hannah Lessing, Executive Director of the National Fund for Victims of National Socialism, which has been supporting Centropa in Vienna since 2001.

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04
Dec
2018
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Trans.History seminar in Chisinau

Our 10th international Trans.History seminar “Connecting Moldovan students with 20th Century Jewish History – and with their neighbors” took place at the Jewish Community Center in Chisinau, Moldova from November 28th – 30th, 2018. We brought together 40 educators from Ukraine, Moldova and Germany to discuss and share best practices on commemorating Jewish history and culture, and promoting active citizenship in educational contexts.

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13
Nov
2018
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Centropa Seminar in Bonn

Our 9th international Trans.History seminar took place at the Marie-Kahle-Gesamtschule in Bonn from November 8th – 10th, 2018. We brought together 25 educators from Ukraine, Moldova and Germany to discuss and share best practices on commemorating Jewish history and culture, and promoting active citizenship in educational contexts.

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04
Nov
2018
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Centropa workshop in Los Angeles

Thanks to the terrific Los Angeles educators who joined us for a one day workshop on November 3, in Santa Monica - Rachel Freeman, Toni Jones, Julie Kennedy, Alice Lee, Cheryl Mick, Julie Drake, and Yim Tam. Special thanks goes to Yim Tam for her outreach, organization, and everything she did to make the seminar a success. We watched Centropa’s short multimedia films, explored our database of interviews and photographs, and spent time designing lessons for their students.

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02
Nov
2018
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New Centropa website about the 1938 Novemberpogrom

Vienna, on the night of November 10, 1938: Synagogues are being set on fire and Jewish shops destroyed throughout the city. Jews are hunted, kidnapped and murdered.

For the 80th anniversary of the tragic events, Centropa has created a website where you can learn about how Jewish eyewitnesses experienced the March 1938 “Anschluss” – the annexation of Austria to the German Reich – and the subsequent Kristallnacht pogroms of November 1938.

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04
Oct
2018
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Common Ground Seminar in Veszprém

The aim of our Common Ground program is to bring together students who have very different social and cultural background, in order to fight the natural segregation which is present in Hungary today. In the framework of the program, Roma and non-Roma, Jewish and non-Jewish, Budapest and countryside students meet, get to know each other, and create a project together which they can share in their communities.

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22
Jul
2018
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The 11th Centropa Summer Academy - in Berlin

Between 5-12 July, we organized our annual Centropa Summer Academy for the 11th time. This year, we used Berlin as our classroom, and learned about Jewish history, the Third Reich, the Cold War and Civil Society - by touring streets and museums, listening to experts and panel discussions, and working on lesson plans. 

83 dedicated teachers came together from 19 countries to learn, connect, share, and take part in an experience of lifetime which they can bring back to their students. 

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15
Jun
2018
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Premiere of a new Centropa film: Zahor - to remember

On June 13, Centropa proudly presented its new film „Zahor - to remember“ at a movie screening at the CityDome film theater in Sinsheim, Germany to 150 invited guests. Special guests included Dr. Menachem Mayer and his family from Israel, Consul General of Israel Sandra Simovich, Michael Schreiner from the Ministry of Education, Cultural Affairs, Youth and Sports of Baden-Wuerttemberg, Dietmar Hopp, Peter Hofmann, president of TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and Ilay Elmkies, the narrator of the film. 

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