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To build up a future, you have to know the past

Otto Frank

Past is not only years and the name of the event that happened. Past is much more.

Past is all about the real stories of what happened to real people.

Past is here to remind us of the stories that happen to our ancestors and what we can learn from them so that we can build a brighter future.

Jews have a very intriguing and dark past. A lot of stories about Jews are forgotten, lost, or changed during the years. And to build a bright future, we must hear their stories and learn from them.

Persons who are bringing forgotten stories to you

Our vision is to bring to people forgotten stories about real people. Even though, those people aren’t alive anymore, their stories are still here, just waiting to be heard.
Our ancestors didn’t leave only stories to us. They made a lot of photos and videos about their time. Those photos and videos are in black & white. Our mission is to colorize these photos and videos according to the original color.
Our ancestors did not live in a black and white world, so their environment can’t be shown in black and white.

Click here to read our story

Peter Banyavari (a.k.a Peter B. Zachmann) and Peter K. Rosenbluth in the American Jewish Archives in Cincinnati

Latest media appearance about our project

in BBC


Our projects are fiscally sponsored by the International Documentary Association (IDA), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations are tax-deductible.

This project wouldn’t be possible without you and all the donations that we got. We would like to thank you for all the donations you gave to us and made this project possible. We made the first colorized film on the Jews and the American Civil War. We told so many forgotten stories, but there are still so many of them left untold.
At the moment, we are finishing our second movie, Stabbed in the back.

We are still collecting donations for it. Click on the button to make a donation.


We would like to thank our main supporters

Financial supporters

  • Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation
  • Robin and Bennett Greenspan Charitable Trust
  • Greater Miami Jewish Federation
  • Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel
  • Greater Miami Jewish Federation
  • Rosenbluth and Zachmann family

Material and research support

  • American Jewish Archives
  • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Museum of Jewish Heritage
  • Private collections of Jewish heritage
  • German Federal Archives
  • Jewish Museum Vienna

Publicity and media support

  • Jewish Virtual Library
  • IAJGS Conference on Jewish Genealogy
  • National Museum of American Jewish Military History
  • The Tattooed Historian
  • The Jaunty Crow
  • Daily News Hungary

…and many more amazing people and organization

Find the full list of the supporters in the description of the movies