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They began life as Heinz and Manfred, growing up in the village of Hoffenheim, not far from Heidelberg. But history, wearing a brown shirt, descended upon them, and within a...

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Centropa interviewed nearly 100 elderly Jews in Vienna. All of them lost a brother, a mother, or a grandparent in the Holocaust. This short film is a tribute to those...

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In 2006, Vera Postavinskaya, one of our most insightful interviewers, visited Elena Drapkina in her St Petersburg apartment. Then 82 years old, Mrs Drapkina spent three afternoons sharing her life...
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Bulgarian filmmakers Georgi Bogdanov and Boris Missirkov produced this award-winning, 26-minute jewel of a documentary film for Centropa. Nine Sephardic women in their 80s and 90s, who had worked as...
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In the spring of 1941, around two hundred fifty thousand Jews lived in Lithuania.Seventy-five years ago, on June 22, 1941, German troops swept across Soviet-occupied eastern Poland and into three...
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With more than 60,000 negatives in our archives, Centropa has created the largest photographic documentation of contemporary Jewish life ever made in this part of the world.This is one story...
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The same week that Columbus sailed west in 1492, the last Jews of Spain were being expelled. Even though they had lived there for a thousand years, religious intolerance threw...
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How did mosques and Ottoman-built bridges get into South East Europe? Why is it that Austrians brought the glorious architecture to Prague?This short trip through Europe´s maps explains how borders...
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