LBI News No. 94 — Spring 2014

In this issue, Ambassador Stuart E. Eizenstat accepts the Leo Baeck Medal and talks about the “Future of the Jews.”  LBI Board Member Dennis Baum joins a discussion in Berlin about the restitution of looted assets located in the former East Germany, and scholars examine the fates of “half-Jews” in Vienna and the historical context of a tiny water-color painted in Theresienstadt.

LBI News No. 93 — Winter 2013


LBI celebrates the digitization of the emigre journal, Aufbau, with articles looking back on sports coverage in the paper and looking forward to its future as a European monthly. A professor in California teaches research skills and German-Jewish history using LBI’s digital collections. LBI archivists plumb Romanian archives in Transylvania and Bukovina to bring documents related to the German-Jewish communities there to light, and much more…

Heim des Jüdischen Frauenbundes (Neu-Isenburg, Germany). Feiertags-Küchenkalender für die jüdische Hausfrau.

By Michael Simonson Heim des jüdischen Frauenbundes Neu-Isenburg. Feiertags-Küchenkalender für die jüdische Hausfrau : Neu-Isenburg, c. 1910. LBI Library Call Number r 650 The Heim des jüdischen Frauenbundes Neu-Isenburg (the Home of the Jewish Women’s League in Neu-Isenburg) was founded in 1907 through an initiative by Bertha Pappenheim, an Austrian-Jewish feminist and advocate of social…

“Das Neue Kochbuch,” author Julie Elias, 1925

By Tracey Beck Elias, Julie. Das neue kochbuch Ein führer durch die feine küche. Berlin: Ullstein, 1925. Julie Elias was a fashion journalist living in Berlin with her art historian husband, Julias Elias.   She published reviews and commentary on current fashions of the Weimar period in both mainstream and Jewish publications.  In 1925 she…

Ruth Heimann’s “Angel Pie”

Ruth Heimann's Angel Pie from "Recipes Remembered"

By Tracey Beck From: The Sisterhood of Congregation Habonim (New York, N.Y.).   Recipes Remembered : German-Jewish Specialties. (Edited by Carol Kahn). New York : The Sisterhood of Congregation Habonim, c1976, 1988. page 47. Library call number st 4841.) Ingredients: 3 egg whites 2/3 cup chopped pecans 1 cup sugar 14 Ritz crackers, crushed ½…

Trout with Mushroom Sauce

Fish simmering with lemon, ginger, bay leaf, parsley and other spices.

By Tracey Beck From: Gumprich, Bertha. Vollständiges praktisches Kochbuch für die jüdische Küche. (Editors: Annette Haller and Heinz Monz). Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag, 2002. Reprint of the 2nd edition, originally published in 1896. page 144. Library call number 1759 Gumprich’s cookbook lives up to the promise of its title: it is both “complete” and “practical,” offering…

Weißbiersuppe mit Grieß | Wheat Beer Soup with Semolina

Ingredients for Wheat Beer Soup include Semolina and Beer.

ByTracey Beck From: Wolf, Rebekka.  Kochbuch für israelitische Frauen : 9th revised edition. Frankfurt a. M. : J. Kauffmann, 1888. Library call number st 3568 This recipe for “Weißbiersuppe mit Gries” (wheat or white beer soup with semolina) is from from the ninth edition of Rebekka Wolf’s  Kochbuch für israelitische Frauen.  This particular recipe was presented as…

Haggadot from LBI Collections

AM Silbermann and Emil Bernhard Cohn edited this “Children’s Haggadah” in Berlin in 1933. Intended to involve children in the seder, it features “moving picture” illustrations by Erwin Singer. Children are invited to “pull slowly” on tabs connected to inserts in the illustrations, which move to reveal hidden elements of the pictures. The book also contains songs by the composer Arno Nadel (who served as Choir Director of the Jewish Community in Berlin) and other contemporary artists.

In observance of Passover, the Leo Baeck Institute will be closing early Monday, April 14 at 2:00 pm and will remain closed Tuesday, April 15 and Wednesday, April 16. We will again be closing early at 2:00 pm Sunday, April 20, and will remain closed Monday, April 21 and Tuesday, April 22. The staff at LBI wishes a good holiday to all and presents a highlight of our collection of Pesach Haggadot.

Reading Room and Genealogy Institute Closure, April 9 – 27

The Lillian Goldman Reading Room at the Center for Jewish History

The Lillian Goldman Reading Room and Ackman and Ziff Genealogy Institute will be closed for renovations from Wednesday, April 9 through Friday, April 25 (to re-open on Sunday, April 27).

Archives: Hoerlin Collection Combines Intrigue, Alpinism, and Physics

Folders from the Hoerlin collection. Visible are correspondence between Käte and Hermann Hoerlin, Herman Hoerlin’s reports on the observation of nuclear tests from space, and a hand-drawn map of a region in Germany. AR 25540

The Kate and Herman Hoerlin Collection, recently added to the LBI Archives, contains the papers of a couple whose lives took a dramatic course shaped by events as diverse as the Rohm Putsch, a German expedition in the Himalayas, and US nuclear testing in Los Alamos. Kate Tietz was born to a Jewish family but…