Knowledge in Flight is a conference investigating the migration of scholars from perilous and intellectually oppressive political settings to new environments that allow them to continue their work and thrive. The program focuses on the institutional forces that have promoted or impeded scholar rescue. The conference explores the topic from …
Panelists will explore how Samson Schames’ life story and work provide a window into the history of exiled artists during the Nazi period and the impact of exile on their art.
Showcasing a range of painting styles from the 20th century, it tells the stories of creative individuals uprooted from their homelands, who tried to rebuild their life and career in new lands.
Explore Kindertransport – Rescuing Children on the Brink of War during a live, virtual tour via Zoom.
On October 16, 2013, Leo Baeck Institute unveiled DigiBaeck – a nearly comprehensive digital archive encompassing more than 3.5 million pages of documents from German-Jewish history.
Historians Michael Brenner (Munich/American) and Gavriel Rosenfeld (Fairfield) imagine an alternate history in which the Weimar Republic survived thanks to the leadership of President Rathenau.
Even in these challenging times, the LBI Annual Dinner is an important event for the Institute as we bring the community together to share our accomplishments & recognize our friends & supporters.
A panel discussion among scholars and eyewitnesses examining the impact of the Berlin Wall on Jewish communities on both sides as well as the growth in Germany's Jewish Community since the wall fell.
The Nazi rise to power was amplified by institutionalized propaganda and suppression of truth. Steven Wasserstrom discusses past and contemporary threats to fact-based public discourse.
Join LBI for our ninth book club, in which we'll read and discuss The Spirit Returneth by Selma Stern.