Support Centropa

Help Ukrainian Holocaust educators

Since 2016, a total of 223 Ukrainian teachers have attended Centropa’s weekend seminars.

Together we have developed programs where teenagers create their own projects on Jewish history, sent our traveling exhibition of Ukrainian Jewish stories to 44 schools, and launched competitions so students can tell us about their town’s Jewish history.

Our dedicated Ukrainian teachers have stood up for Jewish history. It’s time to stand up for them.

How you can help

We are sending $120 every month to 150 of our Ukrainian teachers and $240 monthly to those living in what we call hot zones. If you would like to help, please click on one of the buttons below.

NOTE:  All donations for Ukraine will be sent (through our Kyiv office) directly to the bank accounts of Ukrainian Holocaust educators. We are calling these contributions special subventions.

If you are looking to provide general humanitarian aid, we suggest you contact organizations such as CAREJDCCaritas, and many others.

Centropa Programs You Can Support

Between June, 2006 and March, 2020, we held regular get-togethers for the people we interviewed in both Vienna and Budapest.

During Covid, we’ve been sending them newsletters, along with books, flowers, CDs and boxes of sweets.

No other organization works in as many schools in Eastern Europe as we do. Much of our funding comes from the Claims Conference, the German government and the EU.

If this is an issue that concerns you, write us at office [at] centropa.org and we can target programs together.

We target specific school districts where we have been making a difference: inner city Newark and Baltimore, rural schools in the Carolinas, Palm Beach County, Houston and East Los Angeles.

Help us stand with them with competitions and award winning programs. Most of our students are minority, most depend on free or reduced cost lunches. 

Like every non-profit, we need support to cover our adminstration costs, as well as developing our website, printing our annual reports and paying our accountants each year. We have teams working in Washington, Hamburg, Vienna and Budapest. 

General support is always welcome—and needed! and we can target programs together.

Why donate to Centropa?

  • We interviewed 1,263 Holocaust survivors still living in Europe
  • We digitized 25,000 of their family pictures
  • We have 55,232 pages of interviews with them
  • We’ve made 44 short films about them
  • Those films have been shown in 19 international film festivals
  • 3,880 teachers in 20 countries have taken part in our seminars
  • We’re the only oral history institute with a social club for the people we interviewed
  • And we do all this because every year our donors make this possible.
  • For US donors, all contributions are 100% tax deductible. 
  • Click below to see our IRS determination letter and other legal documents.

We're happy to answer your questions

If you have a specific idea for a program or a question about how donations are used, please do get in touch.