Monthly Archives: October 2012

LEO BAECK INSTITUTE LAUNCHES DIGIBAECK, A FREE DIGITAL VERSION OF ITS PREMIERE ARCHIVE

Online archive will enable access to more than 3.5 million pages of material that encompasses rare books, photographs, artwork, letters, memoirs and ephemera documenting the culture and achievements of German-Speaking Jewry. DigiBaeck commits the institute to ongoing digitization of its archive. Leo Baeck Institute to Livestream Free Event on October 16 New York – (October…

Video: DigiBaeck – German-Jewish History Online

Brewster Kahle, designer Nicholas Felton, and New York Times reporter Claudia Dreifus discuss LBI’s new digital archive of German-Jewish History.

Home Movies

Amateur films from the 1930’s in a handful of LBI collections offer a unique glimpse of various aspects of daily life in Germany. They include footage of vacationers at a Jewish resort outside Berlin, the 1932 German Championship Soccer match, and family vacations to the Alps and even Palestine.

Oral History Interviews

Hundreds of Oral History Interviews are available through DigiBaeck that record the experience of German-Jewish refugees who settled in the United States. They include interviews conducted by the Research Foundation for Jewish Immigration, New York, 1971-1981 as well as interviews conducted by conscientious objectors from Austria who spend a year conducting interviews with former refugees from Austria in lieu of military service.