"Bukharan Jews"Thomas Loy, M.A.
Bukharan Jews: Making Meaning of memories and identity. A study in the oral history and narrative traditions of an endangered species
This joint Project (2004-2008) of Humboldt University Berlin and Tel Aviv University was funded by the German Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development (GIF).
On the basis of recollections of life histories a study on the so called Bukharan Jews is prepared by Thomas Loy. The Bukharan Jews were regarded as a "national minority" of Soviet Central Asia. Nowadays their communities are to be found in Israel, northern America, Europe and Central Asia.
Baldauf, Gammer, Loy : Bukharan Jews in the 20th Century. History, Experience and Narration.
2008, bound 240 p., ISBN 978-3-89500-638-8, ca. EUR 45,00
Although the Jews of Central Asia have a long, eventful and fascinating history, the community of the Bukharan Jews attracted very little attention from researchers until recently. This new work encompasses twelve scholarly articles in English concerned with historical, linguistic and other aspects shaping the identity of this Diaspora group in the 20th century.
Loy, Thomas : Article in Muhib: Kullijot, vol. 6, p. 409-417. Jerusalem: Tsur-Ot 2007 (limited edition of 200 sets)
Work in progress:
Loy, Thomas: Translation of Mordekhay Bachayev "Dar juvol-i sangin" (In a sack of stone). The Memoirs of Mordekhay Bachayev
last update : 05 December 2011