LBI News No. 100 | Spring 2016

LBI News No. 100 | Spring 2016

In this issue, we look back on the Leo Baeck Institute Award Dinner with Nobel Prize winner Eric R. Kandel, Michael A. Meyer gives the 58th Leo Baeck Memorial Lecture and receives the Moses Mendelssohn Award, and field archivist and researcher Julie Dawson reports about her wrap-up of several months of archival survey in Bucharest, Romania.

LBI News No. 99 — Fall 2015


In this issue, a sensational discovery in the LBI Archives stokes the debate on the origins of WWI, an archivist discusses the care and identification of early photographs, and a database of Jewish businesses in Berlin fills a longstanding gap in documentation of the expropriation of Jews by the Nazis.

LBI News No. 98 — Summer 2015


In this issue, a librarian explains how library preservation sometimes means taking books apart, filmmaker Arnon Goldfinger discusses archives, memory, and loss, and a new exhibit looks at the German-Jewish roots of Zionism.

LBI News No. 97 — Spring 2015


In this issue, LBI announces new pilot program for transcriptions of handwritten materials and digitization of photographs, and vision scientist Gerald Westheimer explains why he is supporting fellowships for scholars of German-Jewish history. Plus, a look at some key scholars of the Wissenschaft des Judentums and their works in LBI collections.

LBI News No. 96 — Fall 2014


In this issue, LBI announces the digitization of nearly 100 rare periodicals, Josef Joffe considers the “Golden Age of German Jewry.” Plus, a selection of highlights from LBI Collections related to WWI.

LBI News No. 95 — Summer 2014


In this issue, Federal President Joachim Gauck of Germany accepts the Leo Baeck Medal at LBI’s first award Dinner in Berlin. CJH Conservator Felicity Corkill discusses her work cleaning and repairing a delicate 18th century megillah, and LBI archivists and librarians test out some recipes from the many cookbooks in the library collection.

LBI News No. 94 — Spring 2014


In this issue, Ambassador Stuart E. Eizenstat accepts the Leo Baeck Medal and talks about the “Future of the Jews.” LBI Board Member Dennis Baum joins a discussion in Berlin about the restitution of looted assets located in the former East Germany, and scholars examine the fates of “half-Jews” in Vienna and the historical context of a tiny water-color painted in Theresienstadt.

LBI News No. 93 — Winter 2013


LBI celebrates the digitization of the emigre journal, Aufbau, with articles looking back on sports coverage in the paper and looking forward to its future as a European monthly. A professor in California teaches research skills and German-Jewish history using LBI’s digital collections. LBI archivists plumb Romanian archives in Transylvania and Bukovina to bring documents related to the German-Jewish communities there to light, and much more…