Between 2000 and 2009, Centropa conducted 307 interviews in Ukraine and Moldova, and 335 interviews in the Visegrad countries (Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic). We never used video in those interviews; we did not focus solely on the Holocaust. Instead, we digitized 22,000 family pictures and we asked each of our respondents to tell us stories about those pictures. For the Trans.History project, we turned some of the most compelling stories into short multimedia films, which are ideal for classroom use. All the words you’ll hear in these films were taken directly from our interviews and we used professional actors in each country to narrate the stories.

We also make available Centropa short films from other countries that we find relevant for teachers and students in Ukraine, Moldova and the Visegrad countries. All of these films have been subtitles in your language. If you are an English teacher, we encourage you to visit the Centropa Cinema page, where you can find 48 films in English or with English subtitles, from a total of 15 countries.

Are you missing a film? We add at least two films each year, and if you want to help expand our film library by offering translations for subtitles, please send a note to