Education Resources

Working in different cultural contexts in the US, Europe, and Israel, Centropa provides resources and programming that meets the needs of teachers in each country. 

See what we have for your country

Teaching Tools & Professional Development

We don’t train teachers to use a curriculum; rather, we partner with teachers to create pro-active learning experiences and then upload their lessons and projects onto our website so you can search, download, and adapt for your students.

Browse lessons and projects by school subject, grade, or a specific topic.

We turn our most compelling life stories of Holocaust survivors into short multimedia films, no longer than 30 minutes and perfect for classroom use or homework.

Sibling rivalry, love stories, school experiences, first jobs, surviving the war, and rebuilding lives after the Holocaust—true stories that bring history closer to students.

Centropa’s seminars and webinars bring together teachers to explore our materials, learn the historical contexts of our Holocaust survivor interviews, and collaborate on creating strong lessons for their students. 

Join our seminars to discover new pedagogies while learning to use our materials to bring history to life in your classroom.

Student work that inspires - from Centropa competition winners to creative cross-cultural projects produced in our Border Jumping Program to student work we simply can’t stop sharing as examples of innovation.

Some of them are so good you can use them to teach your classes!

We offer traveling exhibitions that European and Israeli teachers bring to their schools and communities.

Turn them into pro-active learning experiences for your students: create research projects where your students become docents who educate their peers, parents, and local communities.

Our theme-based websites make your classroom prep faster by providing one-stop shopping for specific topics. 

Interview excerpts, films, timelines, and other teaching materials all in one place, focused on specific topics such as the Kindertransports, Novemberpogrom (Kristallnacht), Sephardic Jewry in the Balkans, and more.

Additional resources

Freely downloadable books and printed Centropa publications.

Every few weeks, we’ll present a thematic set of stories based on the 1,230 interviews we conducted in 15 European countries.