Dr. Ida Salamon, née Labudović

was born in Belgrade and lives in Vienna, Austria.

She studied 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 Tradition and Fashion – Garments of Belgrade Jews at the End of XIX and the First Half of XX Century.  This exhibition was awarded the “Event of the Year in Serbian Photography” by the National Center for Photography.


In her essay “Solidarity and Identity” 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. For her extraordinary work with refugees, the Federation of Jewish Communities awarded her with the Megila.

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 survivors.

She participated at “Esperansa 2004”.

Ida Salamon was writing as a freelance journalist for “Die Presse” (Vienna), “Wiener Zeitung” (Vienna), “NU” – maniging editor from 2012 till 2018 (Vienna), “Die Gemeinde” (Vienna), “Prestup” (Belgrade), “NIN” (Belgrade),  “Novi magazin” (Belgrade), “Nedeljnik” (Belgrade), “Jevrejski Pregled” (Belgrade), “Novi Glasnik” (Vienna) and “Most/Nekad i sad” (Israel). She edited the magazine “SAN”.

She is currently working at the Jewish Museum Vienna.

Dr. Salamon is a member of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ, Brussels) and International Association for Southeast European Anthropology (InASEA).