Escaping the Holocaust: Jewish refugees in the Caucasus and Central Asia

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About this exhibition

The exhibition “Escaping the Holocaust: Jewish refugees in the Caucasus and Central Asia” highlights several personal stories and for the first time displays archival documents related to the World War II evacuation from the territory of the former Soviet Union into Georgia and through Georgia into Central Asia. It is mainly based on the Centropa archive, with the use of additional documents from the National Archives of Georgia, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) and Yad Vashem.

Design: Salome Zhvania, Tbilisi

Curators: Lela Tsitsuashvili, Yulia Oreshina

Historical Consultant: Yulia Oreshina

Editors: Yulia Oreshina, Lela Tsitsuashvili, Teona Dalakishvili, Maximilian von Schoeler

Adaptation of texts: Yulia Oreshina

Translations: Nino Bigvava

Project coordination: Maximilian von Schoeler, Teona Dalakishvili

Support: Centropa’s educational program in Georgia, which began in 2020, is made possible by the Eastern Partnership Program (OPR) of the German Federal Foreign Office, and the Embassy of Israel to Georgia.

Centropa’s partner organizations in Georgia: Creative Development Center (CDC) & Georgian American University (GAU)

Acknowledgements: Special thanks to The David Baazov Museum of History of Jews of Georgia for supporting this exhibition from its conception and to the National Archives of Georgia, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) and Yad Vashem for kindly providing additional archival documents.