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.