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 their life stories with us, spanning the entire 20th century. In Ukraine, Moldova and the Visegrad countries (Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic) Centropa interviewed 642 Jewish Holocaust survivors and digitized 12.506 family pictures. On www.centropa.org you can find our all our interviews in English. Here we provide a selection of our most compelling biographies from these countries, and we are continuously working on making our stories available to you in Ukrainian, Romanian and Russian.