Dr. IDA LABUDOVIC
Ida was born in Belgrade into
the Demajo family, a prominent local Sephardic family. Presently, she lives in
She worked in the Department
of Ethnology and Anthropology, School of Philosophy, University of Belgrade,
where she completed her doctorate on "The Serbian Diaspora in Vienna."
From 1998 until 2002 she was
the Cultural and Educational Director of the Jewish Community of Belgrade.
She authored an exhibition at
the Ethnographical Museum in Belgrade entitled: "Between
- Garments of Belgrade Jews at the End of XIX and the First Half of XX Century."
During her research she gathered more than 600 photos of Jewish merchants from
family albums and newspapers. This exhibition was awarded the "Event of the Year
in Serbian Photography" by the National Center for Photography.
In her essay "Solidarity
published in the Annual of Social History, she described how members of
the Jewish Community of Belgrade spent three months in Budapest during the 1999
NATO bombings of Serbia.
As the coordinator for Serbia
for "The Central European Center for Research and Documentation – Centropa" of
Vienna, she recorded testimonies and conducted interviews with Holocaust
She participated in "Esperansa
She is currently working
at Jewish Museum Vienna and as
managing editor at NU.
She was writing as a freelance journalist for "Die
Presse" (Vienna), "Wiener Zeitung" (Vienna),
"Novi magazin" (Belgrade), "NIN"
(Belgrade) and "Nekad i sad" (Israel).
She is a member of the
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ, Brussels) and International
Association for Southeast European Anthropology (InASEA).