Cultural program of the Jewish seniors' club "Café Centropa"

in German:
Kulturprogramm des jüdischen Seniorenclubs „Cafe Centropa“




The Jewish seniors’ club “Café Centropa” was created as a result of the close relationship that Centropa’s interviewer, Tanja Eckstein, built with the Holocaust survivors during the course of the long and comprehensive interviews that she conducted for the association. Consequently, Edward Serotta, Centropa’s director invited all interviewees resident in Vienna to dinner at the kosher restaurant Alef Alef. This meeting was a great success. Since then, every month Jewish seniors have been meeting at Alef Alef for coffee, cake and scintillating conversation. The seniors’ club has also been on a number of excursions, for example to Bratislava or Linz, where they visited synagogues and museums. They also celebrate the high holidays together. Many figures from the worlds of politics and culture have been welcomed as guests at these events.

in German:
Der jüdische SeniorInnenclub „Cafe Centropa“ entstand durch die enge Bindung, die Centropas Interviewerin Tanja Eckstein zu den Holocaustüberlebenden durch die langen und ausführlichen Interviews, die sie für den Verein machte, aufbaute. Dadurch beschloss Edward Serotta, Centropas Direktor, alle in Wien interviewten Holocaustüberlebenden ins koschere Restaurant Alef Alef einzuladen. Dieses Treffen war ein großer Erfolg. Jeden Monat treffen sich seither jüdische SeniorInnen im Restaurant Alef Alef zu Kaffee, Kuchen und interessanten Gesprächen. Der SeniorInnenclub unternahm des Weiteren viele Ausflüge, wie zum Beispiel nach Bratislava oder Linz, wo Synagogen und Museen gemeinsam besucht wurden. Ebenso werden die hohen Feiertage miteinander gefeiert. Im Rahmen dieser Veranstaltungen wurden bereits viele Gäste aus Politik und Kultur begrüßt.


Center for Research into and Documentation of Jewish Life in Eastern and Central Europe

in German:
Zentrum zur Erforschung und Dokumentation jüdischen Lebens in Ost- und Mitteleuropa



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14 May 2018


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