Tag Archive: Jewish History

“The Art of the Book” Presents LBI Collections on Jewish Book Art at German Ambassador’s Residence

Renata Stein and Klaus Scharioth

As part of the Leo Baeck Institute’s ongoing cooperation with the German Embassy in Washington, DC, Ambassador Klaus Scharioth opened the third exhibition in his residence featuring objects from LBI collections. “The Art of the Book” is devoted to the contributions of Jewish writers, illustrators, designers, publishers and collectors to literature and learning in Germany.

Lecture Series: Nationalism in the Lands of the Habsburg Monarchy, the Challenge to Jewish Identity

The Jewish Town Hall in Prague, undated.

In February, the Society for the History of Czechoslovak Jews, New York and the Society of Arts and Sciences, New York, will present three lectures on the topic: “Nationalism in the Lands of the Habsburg Monarchy: The Challenge to Jewish Identity.” All of the lectures will be held at the Bohemian National Hall, and entrance to each is free of charge.

“We have to find ways to make history personal.” An Interview with the Curators of “Final Sale”

A Berlin dairy in 1930.

LBI spoke to Christoph Kreutzmüller, one of the historians behind the new exhibition, “Final Sale. The End of Jewish Owned Businesses in Berlin” about why such a project was so long in coming, why Berlin was considered a safe haven by many Jewish entrepreneurs, and why it is important to make history personal.

Leo Baeck Memorial Lecture: Michael Brenner: “The politics of Jewish historiography: How to construct a usable past”

Michael Brenner

Michael Brenner, of the University of Munich discussed research from his new book “Prophets of the Past.” “Prophets” is the first book to examine in depth how modern Jewish historians have interpreted Jewish history. Brenner reveals that perhaps no other group has used their shared history for so many different ideological and political purposes as the Jews.