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Thanks to a gift from a trust under the will of Edythe Griffinger, Leo Baeck Institute has created the Edythe Griffinger Art Catalog to better provide access to our Art and Objects collection.

From engravings depicting Jewish life in German lands in the 16th century to abstract works by German-Jewish émigrés in the second half of the 20th century, the works in the art collection complement the archival and library collections as a visual record of German-Jewish history. Among the over 8,000 paintings, sculptures, watercolors, drawings, and prints are many fine works of great artistic and historical significance. There are also centuries-old ritual objects used in German-Jewish communities. More importantly, the art collection in its totality forms an unparalleled documentation of the material culture of German-speaking Jewry.

The Edythe Griffinger Art Catalog provides scholars, curators, and other researchers collection a new way to explore our art collections with enhanced browsing capabilities and the ability to download images for educational purposes or order high-resolution images for publication. At this point the Griffinger Catalog features 1000 art works and objects and links to about 4000 additional items in our main digital collections portal, DigiBaeck.

For a comprehensive search of all digitized material in the LBI art, archival, and library collections, please consult DigiBaeck at To search all LBI holdings, including the many published works in our library collection that have not been digitized, search the shared catalog of the Center for Jewish History at

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