Interviews

Since 2000, Centropa has interviewed 1,200 elderly Jews in 15 countries between the Baltic and the Aegean (from Estonia and Russia to Greece and Turkey). We never used video nor did we focus only on the Holocaust. Instead, we asked our interviewees to share with their life stories, spanning the entire 20th century. In Ukraine, we interviewed 267 Jewish Holocaust survivors, and digitized more than 3,302 old family photos. You can find our Ukrainian interviews in English on www.centropa.org, and a selection of our best stories in Ukrainian here on www.trans-history.org. In Moldova, we collected 24 interviews and 389 family photos, and we are currently working on making these stories available to you in Romanian and Russian. You can find the interviews from Moldova on this sub-page.