Centropa

  • Collecting Jewish stories

    Among my first stops in Europe this fall was Vienna to meet with Ed Serotta, the director of Centropa, which collects oral histories of pre-war European Jewish life. I rode with Serotta and a few dozen Holocaust survivors from Vienna to Linz for the opening of an exhibition of materials from the 15 countries in… More ▸

  • In Austria, remembering prewar Jewish life, not just death

    It’s fairly common these days in Europe to remember the murder of European Jewry and educate young people about the evils of the past. A photo exhibit in Austria is part of a growing interest in remembering the vibrant Jewish societies in Europe that existed before the Holocaust. More ▸