Tag Archive: Books

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.

Book Presentation: Life and Loss in the Shadow of the Holocaust by Rebecca Boehling and Uta Larkey

Life and Loss in the Shadow of the Holocaust, Cambridge University Press, 2011

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 6:30 pm The authors of Life and Loss in the Shadow of the Holocaust (Cambridge University Press, 20011) will present their new book at Leo Baeck Institute. A family’s recently-discovered correspondence provides the inspiration for this fascinating and deeply-moving account of Jewish family life before, during and after the Holocaust.

Book Presentation: Einstein on the Road by Josef Eisinger

Einstein on the Road, by Josef Eisinger

Wednesday, November 16, 6:30 pm At the height of his fame, Albert Einstein traveled throughout the world, from Japan to South America and many places in between. In Einstein on the Road, author Josef Eisinger has created a vivid and entertaining narrative that brings Einstein’s voice to the fore as he chronicles his encounters with royalty, presidents, movie stars, and artists

A Brief History of German Jews in Modern Times, 1600 – 1945

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German-Jewish History in Modern Times is a comprehensive historical survey of the Jewish presence in Central Europe beginning in the seventeenth century published by Columbia University Press and sponsored by Leo Baeck Institute. Leo Baeck Institute adapted this brief synopsis from the work for free use by educators and the interested public.

Lecture: A Rare Conversation with Nobel Laureate Elfriede Jelinek

Elfriede Jelinek

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research and Leo Baeck Institute will present a lecture by scholar Gitta Honegger on the 2004 Nobel Laureate Elfriede Jelinek’s recent, internationally acclaimed play Rechnitz. The evening will feature a rare and exclusive video conversation with the 2004 Nobel Laureate Elfriede Jelinek.

For Purchase: Exhibition Catalog for “Final Sale. The End of Jewish-Owned Businesses in Nazi Berlin”

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A limited supply of the exhibition catalogs for “Final Sale. The End of Jewish-Owned Businesses in Berlin” are available in English for $15 including domestic shipping. The catalog traces the stories of 16 Jewish businesses presented in this groundbreaking exhibition from the Humboldt University in Berlin.

LBI Acquires Significant Collection of Books Designed by Artist George Salter

George Salter's cover for the German edition of "The 42nd Parallel" by John Dos Passos

LBI has acquired an extensive collection of about 200 books with covers designed by George Salter, who helped define the art of book design during a career that spanned from the 1930’s through the 1960’s in Berlin and New York.

Exhibition: The Art of the Book, Illustration and Design

George Salter's cover for "Berlin Alexanderplatz" by Alfred Döblin

This exhibition features a number of recently acquired books designed by George Salter, who revolutionized the art of book design over a career that spanned decades in Berlin and New York, lending iconic images to works by Kafka, Mann, and Faulkner. It also showcases a wide and diverse range of other books from the LBI collections.