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Kindertransport: Rescuing Children on the Brink of War

Co-presented by Yeshiva University Museum and the Leo Baeck Institute, this exhibition illuminates the story of the Kindertransport (German for “Children’s Transport”), the organized rescue effort that brought thousands of Jewish children from Nazi Germany to Great Britain between 1938 and 1940.

1938Projekt Documentaries

Leo Baeck Institute presents two documentaries about the Jewish experience in Germany and Austria in the pivotal year of 1938.

Baumgardt and Halbers Fellowship Applications Due in November

Ph.D. candidates and academics working on topics related to the German-Jewish community in a variety of disciplines are encouraged to apply.

1938Projekt | Commemorating 80 Years Since 1938

Online and in a companion exhibition at the Center for Jewish History, LBI presents the year 1938 through the eyes of Jews, whose personal documents detail their experiences and the hardships they suffered.

Banker Max Warburg Honored with Leo Baeck Medal

Leo Baeck Institute – New York | Berlin honored the Hamburg banker Max Warburg with the 2017 Leo Baeck Medal in a ceremony at the Center for Jewish History in New York on November 15, 2017.

Art Books From LBI Collections Now Available Through Getty Research Portal

Art books from the LBI collections are now available through the Getty Research Portal. The new partnership is aimed at increasing public exposure to digitized illustrated books and artists’ portfolios in the LBI’s collections that may not be available anywhere else.

Research, Exploitation, and Survival: The Story of Jacob Jacobson, a Jewish Archivist in Nazi Germany

One of the largest and most-used collections in the LBI archives is named for a little known historian and archivist who, like Leo Baeck, survive Theresienstadt. The Jacob Jacobson Collection spans 16 feet of archival boxes plus oversized materials, encompassing birth, death, marriage, and circumcision registers dating back as far as 1671. How could this enormous body of materials survive the Nazi period?

History by the Foot: Processing Archival Collections at the LBI

It is not unusual for suitcases, banker’s boxes, and even plastic bags containing historical material to be opened for the first time in decades at the LBI. With this article, we take you on a short trip alongside two such suitcases. Adventures in archival processing await!