Award-winning short films of the 2016/17 video competition now available

We are extremely pleased to finally present the winners of the 2016/17 Trans.History Video Competition in our Competitions section!
From about a dozen fantastic contributions from schools in Ukraine and Moldova we awarded two short films for each of the categories „Our town’s Jewish history“ and „The importance of Civil Society“.
Thanks to all the participants and congratulations to all the winners!

Interview section updated

We just uploaded another biography to the Trans.History interview section.
In 2004 Centropa interviewed Jewish Holocaust survivor Tamara Koblik in Chisinau – the place of our next Trans.History seminar from November 15 to November 17, 2017.
Tamara Koblik’s biography is available in English and Russian.
We have also refurbished the interview’s section and are continuously working on updating and optimizing our Trans.History website.
We’ll keep you updated on all actualizations and new features.

Exhibition opening of “The Moldova Jewish Family Album”

We are delighted to announce the official opening of the new Centropa exhibition “The Moldova Jewish Family Album” at Muzeul Naţional de Etnografie şi Istorie Naturală in Chisinau on November 16, 2017.

The exhibition will be inaugurated within the framework of our three-day Trans.History seminar for 50 Moldovan, Ukrainian and German educators on the issue of “Civil Society, Social Media and 20th Century Jewish History in Moldova” in Chisinau from November 15 to November 17.

We’ll keep you updated on the seminar on our Trans.History website and on Facebook.

Centropa’s short film “Return to Rivne” now with German subtitles

Our award winning multimedia short film “Return to Rivne: A Holocaust Story” is now available with German subtitles on the Centropa website.

“Return to Rivne” tells the story of Shelly Weiner and Raya Kizhnerman who survived the Holocaust hidden in a hayloft, thanks to Ukrainian farmers. Separated in 1945, one of the Shelly emigrated to America after the war, Raya to Russia. It wasn’t until almost 30 years later that they were reunited. In 2013 they traveled to Rivne together, to revisit their wartime hiding place and to retell their story of survival.