The Central Europe Center for Research and Documentation http://centropa.org

Centropa is the Internet name for The Central Europe Center for Research and Documentation, which is registered as a non-profit corporation in the US (Federal Tax ID 58-1970-134), as a Verein in Austria (ZVR: 702944918) and as a KHT and a foundation in Hungary (KHT/Cg: 01-14-000444). Our principal offices are in Vienna and Budapest.

We are an international team of more than 100 historians, filmmakers, web designers, journalists, educators and Jewish community activists (most of us work part-time; a dozen are employed full-time).

Since the inception of our signature project, Jewish Witness to a European Century in early 2000, our initial goal has been to preserve 1,500 life histories and digitize 25,000 privately-held family photographs in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, The Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Moldavia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Serbia and Turkey. Rather than focus on how Jews were murdered during the Shoah, Jewish Witness to a European Century is much more about the way they lived, and instead of using video in our interviews, we digitize their family pictures while asking them to tell us all about the people in those snapshots. For an explanation of how we implement our oral history methodology.

CEC-Zentrum zur Erforschung und Dokumentation jüdischen Lebens in Ost- und Mitteleuropa
Pfeilgasse 8/15
A-1080 Wien
Tel: +43 1 409 09 71
Fax: +43 1 409 09 714

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