2011–12 Tziporah Wiesel Fellow Mr. Liviu Carare
Liviu Carare is a research assistant and PhD candidate in contemporary history at the Romanian Academy “George Bariţiu” Institute of History in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, and received a master’s degree in Jewish history and Hebrew studies from the Alexandru Ioan Cuza University. For his Tziporah Wiesel Fellowship, Mr. Carare conducted research for his project “Czernowitz Ghetto 1941–42: Process of Control, Dehumanization, and Murder.”
During his tenure at the Center, Mr. Carare researched Jewish life in the town of Czernowitz, which has been under both Romanian and Soviet rule. He collected data from the orders and regulations regarding the Jewish population and researched the critical information of victims, perpetrators, bystanders, and rescuers in order to provide a complete picture of Jewish life within the enclosed perimeter of the Czernowitz ghetto. His areas of focus included relationships between Jews and non-Jews and deportation—the hidden death sentence. He also examined the ways in which Jews were represented in the army, gendarmerie, and police reports.
To complete his research, Mr. Carare used the Museum’s Ukrainian and Romanian collections, including holdings from the National Archives of Romania, the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, the Archives of the Romanian Intelligence Service, and the Government of the Province of Bukovina. A native speaker of Romanian, he is skilled in English, French, and German.