Leo Baeck Institute works to preserve and promote the history and culture of German-speaking Jews.
Shared History Conference
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On October 16, 2012, Leo Baeck Institute unveiled DigiBaeck – a nearly comprehensive digital archive encompassing then more than 3.5 million pages of documents from German-Jewish history.
Brewster Kahle, Digital librarian and founder of the Internet Archive, has been working to provide universal access to all knowledge for more than twenty-five years. Internet Archive, which may be the largest digital library on the Web, was LBI’s primary digitization partner for the DigiBaeck project.
Nicholas Felton is a graphic designer whose Personal Annual Reports have received coverage in the Wall Street Journal and Wired Magazine for their groundbreaking approach to data visualization. In 2010 he produced an annual report using the papers left by his father, Gordon Felton, born Günter Fajgenbaum to a Jewish family in Berlin in 1929. Nicholas Felton is the co-founder of Daytum.com, and a product designer at Facebook.
Claudia Dreifus is an author, journalist, educator and lecturer as well as producer of the weekly feature “Conversation with…” of the Science Section of the New York Times. She will moderate a panel of scholars who will speak about the broad contributions of German speaking Jews to science, culture, business and politics as reflected in the archival collections now available through DigiBaeck.