“It was 19 March . I opened a window that overlooked the Danube and I don’t know how I knew, but I suddenly felt that the Germans were marching into Budapest. And there they were marching along the lower embankment. I knew our troubles were beginning.” – Györgyike Haskó
The destruction of
Five Hungarian Jews
and the deportations
The wedding of Erzsi and Alfred Spatz, 1935
The first oral history project that combines old family pictures with the stories that go with them, Centropa interviewed 1,200 elderly Jews living in Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and the Sephardic communities of Greece, Turkey and the Balkans.
With a database of 22,000 digitized images, we are bringing Jewish history to life in ways never done before.