Zibert Erna Vladimirovna
1 July 1908, Saint-Petersburg — 2 April 1981, Leningrad
Biography, education, career:
Erna Zibert comes from a family of military servicemen. In 1925‑1930 she studied at the Department of Ethnography of the Faculty of Geography, Leningrad State University. From 1930 she worked as a researcher at the Department of Cartography, Institute for the Study of the Peoples of the USSR. In 1931‑1934 she worked as a supervisor and guidelines developer of the Society for Proletarian Tourism and Excursions in Leningrad Region. In 1934‑1941 and 1945‑1972 she worked as a junior researcher of the Department of America at the Leningrad Branch of the Institute of Ethnography, USSR AS. From 1942 she occupied the position of Curator of the State Hermitage.
Areas of expertise: History and ethnography of the peoples of North and South America