New Publication by Former Hartman Fellow Sarah Garibova

By Christy Bailey-Tomecek - June 4, 2020

Congratulations to Sarah Garibova, recipient of the first Geoffrey H. Hartman Postdoctoral Fellowship, for the publication of her article in the Association for Jewish Studies Review.

Sarah was a fellow at the Fortunoff Archive in 2017-2018. Her research interest lies in mourning and burial practices of Soviet Jews as a lens through which to examine their engagement in Jewish religious traditions, Soviet norms, and Russian cultural influences.

During her time working in the collection, Sarah annotated and produced a critical edition of the testimony of Liubov K., a Jewish schoolteacher from Ukraine. Liubov's testimony contains poems and songs that were later included in the album Where is Our Homeland? Songs from Testimonies

Liubov’s testimony and her music "galvanized a team of archivists, musicians and researchers to bring the prewar and wartime songs of survivors out of the archive and back to life," writes Sarah. "My hope is that this recording will allow Liubov's memory and the memory of those who perished during the Holocaust to reach a new generation."

Read an abstract of Sarah's article, titled "To Protect and Preserve: Echoes of Traditional Jewish Burial Culture in the Exhumation of Holocaust Mass Graves in Postwar Belarus and Ukraine", here.

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