A Teacher’s and Student’s Guide to the Most Popular Centropa Films

Centropa has well more than 50 films online. Our historical documentaries delve into the history of specific countries while our personal stories take you through the entire 20th century—as told by those who lived on its front lines.

We know you’re probably pressed for time, so here’s a list to consider—the films we feel you’ll learn the most from, and which will stay with you long after you’ve seen them. But do dig deeper by going into our regular film page it really is a treasure chest of 20th century European Jewish memory.

You're looking for a film that...
...gives an overview of Central Europe for social studies, geography or history classes.
You're looking for a film that...
...provides a brief summary of the Holocaust.

The Ones I Lost

00:05:05

A five minute film that begins with snapshots of Jews who were murdered during the Holocaust, followed by three short vignettes in which Centropa interviewees tell us about the ones they lost.

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You're looking for a film that...
...offers a view of the Holocaust in ways that Hispanic-American students can relate to.

El Otro Camino: 1492

12:12

This 11 minute film takes us from Columbus’s journey in 1492 to the siege of Sarajevo in 1992, when Sephardic Jews helped save their city. This film isn’t just for Spanish speakers; it gives students and teachers a very different geographical perspective on the Holocaust—and leaves you with a powerful message about working together.

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You're looking for a film that...
...can be shown to elementary school students, or teaches about pre-war Jewish life.
You're looking for a film that...
...feature Righteous Gentiles who saved the people we interviewed.
You're looking for a film that...
...feature resistance and tell of the Jews who fought back.
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