Jastrzębie-Zdrój, 31.10 at 4.00 p.m. at the Monument of the Victims of the Death March Auschwitz-Loslau, in Jastrzębie-Zdrój (10.11 is the Day of the Dead in Poland)
Are you in Budapest this Thursday, on November 3rd?
Centropa's newest exhibition, "Love on a paper airplane - Jewish life stories from the First World War" will be opening at 6PM at 2B Gallery (IX. ker. Ráday utca 47. ). This exhibition takes you on a journey through our oral history interviews and family photos personal stories from the times of WWI. Hope to see you there!
#OnThisDay in 1934, Semyon Gun was born in Odessa.
"I was named Semyon after my mother's father. I was circumcised on the 8th day. On 21 December 1937- Stalin's birthday - my brother Alexandr was born. I attended a kindergarten then from where I brought measles, chickenpox and whooping cough and Alexandr contracted them. I actually didn't fall ill while Alexandr had all these diseases..."
Click on the photo to read more about Semyon and his family.
Some impressions from the Trans.History Seminar in Kiev, September 29th - October 30th.
Centropa seminar, Kiev
The first oral history project that combines old family pictures with the stories that go with them, Centropa has interviewed more than 1,350 elderly Jews living in Central and Eastern Europe. We are bringing Jewish history to life in ways never done before. We collect record and present the life histories of aged people. Centropa has interviewed more than 220 elderly Jews living in Hungary. During our work we experienced that our old people like to keep in touch, and regularly meet with us.
The Seattle Holocaust Center for Humanity visited Centropa and pent three hours with our staff in the Vienna office. On a route that will take them to Mauthausen, Linz, Therezin an, Prague and eventually back to Seattle, they enjoyed an introduction to Centropa's projects and heard stories shared by a couple of members of our Cafe Centropa.
More photos are available here: https://goo.gl/photos/rD3frjPzTtG3G1gP7
This year Centropa celebrates its 10th Pessach Seder! More than ninety guests including Deputy Head of Mission to the Gernan Embassy in Vienna, Michaela Späth, Secretary General of the Nationalfonds, Hannah Lessing and Wiesenthal Institut Research Fellow, Carson Phillips and the pupils of the Rahlgasse school in Vienna. This event was made possible by the generous contributions of Stadt Wien, BMBF, Nationalfonds and the Austrian Social Ministry.