Johanna Blender

Johanna Blender studied History, Anglistics and Public History in Berlin and Dublin. Her main interests regarding research and educational projects include the diversity of remembrance culture, Jewish history, and comparative history of flight and migration of the 20th and 21st centuries. In 2021, she curated an exhibition on Berlin as a city of refuge for […]

Jana Turanska

Jana Turanska

Jana Turanska holds an MA in History and Jewish studies from Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech republic. She has experience from various academic institutions including Central European University, Paideia – The European Institute for Jewish Studies in Stockholm or The Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She has been working on international projects focused on preservation of the Jewish […]

Sára Szilágyi

Sára Szilágyi

Sára studied Minority and Ethnic Studies at ELTE University in Budapest. She has been working in NGOs and education projects about social issues for many years. She really enjoys facilitating trainings with non-formal education methods and supporting young people in creating their own initiatives. She was part of different Jewish youth and educational organizations in Hungary […]

Anna Domnich

Anna hails from a small town in the heart of the Russian Ural mountains. When she was 7 she moved to Ukraine where she finished high school. She holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration and a Master degree in Management and Leadership from Lauder Business School, Vienna. From Centropa’s side, Anna is the line […]

Katja Grosse-Sommer

Katja received a master’s degree from the University of Amsterdam in 2017, and has also enjoyed studying history in Seattle, Berlin, Heidelberg, Stockholm and Hamburg. She has been involved in projects including exhibits, publications, workshops and seminars dealing with the Holocaust and remembrance of World War II in- and outside of academia. Katja is part […]

Ninja Stehr

Ninja Stehr studied History at the University of Hamburg with a focus on media, gender, and culture in the 20th century. After graduating with a master’s degree, she did a traineeship in a studio for exhibition design in Berlin, specializing in museum education and editing. In March 2020, Ninja joined Centropa Hamburg’s team to assist […]

Fabian Rühle

Fabian Rühle develops programs and runs seminars for schools all over Europe and Israel, and writes grant proposals for Centropa. Fabian emigrated from East Berlin to West Berlin in 1988. He has an M.A. in American History from Rutgers and the Free University of Berlin. Before joining Centropa in Vienna, Fabian worked for the American […]

Edward Serotta

Edward Serotta is a journalist, photographer and filmmaker specializing in Jewish life in Central and Eastern Europe. Born in Savannah, Georgia, Edward has worked in Central Europe since 1985. Between 1996 and 1999, he produced three films for ABC News Nightline. Edward has published three books – Out of the Shadows, Survival in Sarajevo and […]