Chisinau Tram

Season 11 Stories of survival from Chisinau

Formerly known as Bessarabia, Moldova began the 20th century as part of the Russian Empire, was ceded to Romania in 1917 and was occupied by the Soviet Union in 1940. The Romanians invaded a year later, the Soviets returned in 1944 and occupied the country until 1991. Listen to Season 11

Season 8 Shtetl Stories from Romania.

In 2005, our interviewer Emoke Salzman traveled to what were then the last of Romania’s shtetls to interview 20 elderly Jews. In this season of Centropa Stories, we highlight three of their stories, and they are truly among the last...

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Season 3 A Ukrainian Jewish Century

13 episodes that will take you on a journey through the 20th century.

With stories read by some of Britain’s finest character actors, you will hear excerpts from Sholem Aleichem, as well as personal stories of those who grew up in shtetls, fled from the...

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Season 2 9th November, 1938

In Season Two of CENTROPA STORIES, you will meet three of our interviewees whose parents took them to Vienna’s train stations and put them on Kindertransports to England, then went home to wait for the knock on the door they knew would come. Listen to Season 2