in Cooperation with NLI
Centropa has a unique family history database. The National Library of Israel has an outstanding Judaica collection. We discovered it’s even better if we put the two together. In our cooperation, we develop resource packs with films, posters, photographs, documents, maps, worksheets teaching suggestions and creative activities – for various subjects and age groups, created by educators for educators. Our aim is to facilitate and promote the creation of meaningful, challenging, and enjoyable learning experiences, and to provide knowledge and strengthen Jewish identity and connections to Jewish culture and tradition, Israel, and the Jewish people around the world.
Centropa is a historical institute aiming to preserve Jewish memory. Since 2000, we have interviewed 1,200 elderly Jews in 15 countries from Central and Eastern Europe, and digitized 25,000 family photographs. The result is an open database, which paints a vivid picture about 20th century Jewish life in Central and Eastern Europe.