Former LBI intern Hannah Loewenberg-Harnest reflects on the journal Aufbau as a means of intellectual resistance to the totalitarianism of the Nazis.
Founded in 1934 as the newsletter of a club of Jewish émigrés, Aufbau evolved into the lifeline of a community of German-speaking refugees during WWII. It not only offered the sort of practical information so important to the displaced, from apartment and job advertisements to lists of survivors, but an …
What do we know about Jewish life in the GDR? LBI seeks to address this question by collecting archival material and stimulating academic discussion about Jews in East Germany.
The Leo Baeck Institute is now represented by an administrative office at Glinkastraße in Berlin. The office is run by and historian Dr. Miriam Bistrovic.
The LBI Library announes that about 60 new periodicals are now digitized and accessible online.
Walter Nathan talks about his motivation for including the Leo Baeck Institute in his estate.
A glimpse of how an aspiring researcher makes use of the LBI archives.
“Nothing is as old as yesterday’s newspaper,” goes the old bromide. Many of the newspapers preserved in the collections of the LBI are in fact more than a century old, and few other media in the library world show the ravages of time like newspapers, which were practically designed to …
Die Archive im Leo-Baeck-Institut sind voll von Dokumenten von Akademikerinnen und Akademikern, die – dank Hilfe aus dem Ausland – vor den Nazis fliehen konnten. Die politische Philosophin Hannah Arendt, der Soziologe Werner Cahnman und die Schriftsteller Franz Werfel, Hans Sahl und Lion Feuchtwanger sind beispielsweise nur einige von Hunderten, …
Sarah Glover, Center for Jewish History Archivist explores the Emil Carl Grossmann Collection.