About the exhibition:
„Stories from a family album” is an exhibition created from archive photos and personal stories from Hungarian Jews who lived through the 20th century. It is about people who live on your street, in your town: they came from families that were bakers and factory workers, teachers and nurses, translators and doctors, administrators and bookkeepers. In other words, they are just like everyone else here in Hungary. It is filled with stories about childhood, school, love, marriage, building a family, and also about how people survived the Holocaust, how they could start their lives over. This exhibition is meant to be like a giant photographic family album you can walk through. It is filled with stories that will make you laugh, and others are very sad indeed.
About educational programs:
Centropa exhibitions are not to look at, they are to engage with. These personal stories and fates make this exhibition interesting and unique. Thanks to the teachers who cooperate with Centropa we have developed several ideas for using the exhibition in schools. Centropa in cooperation with the Holocaust Memorial Center and the Haver Foundation want to introduce Jewish history with interactive and innovative methods. The exhibition can be visited with professional tour guides, with high school students as tour guides, and it can be shown in the frames of interactive session provided by Haver Foundation.
This exhibition was created in partnership with the US Department of State and the Holocaust Memorial Center in Hungary.