Leo Baeck Institute London

Das Leo Baeck Institute London ist Herausgeber des LBI Year Book, das als weltweit führende Publikation in diesem Forschungsfeld bekannt ist. Außerdem veröffentlicht das Leo Baeck Institute London die Schriftenreihe wissenschaftlicher Abhandlungen und veranstaltet eine Reihe wissenschaftlicher Konferenzen. Es vergibt außerdem Forschungsstipendien, bietet in Zusammenarbeit mit Queen Mary, University of London einen Masterstudiengang zu European Jewish history an und unterstützt Forschungen zu deutsch-jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur an Universitäten in Großbritannien.

2nd Floor, Arts Two Building
Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End Road
London, E1 4NS
Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 5690/5689

Leo Baeck Institute Jerusalem

Martin Buber, Ernst Simon, and Shmuel Hugo Bergman at the founding conference of Leo Baeck Institute, May 30, 1955

LBI Jerusalem has expanded the original mission and added new activities and programs of relevance to contemporary Israeli society by encouraging a dialogue focusing on the experiences and traditions of German and Central European Jewry. LBI Jerusalem considers research to be its foremost priority and since its inception, has published many studies on German and Central European Jewry in Hebrew, English, and German.

Wissenschaftliche Arbeitsgemeinschaft des LBI in Deutschland

Die Wissenschaftliche Arbeitsgemeinschaft des LBI in Deutschland setzt sich aus in Deutschland lebenden Forschern zusammen, die sich aktiv mit der deutsch-jüdischen Geschichte und Kultur befassen. Sie organisiert Konferenzen und Seminare zur deutsch-jüdischen Geschichte insbesondere anlässlich des Deutschen Historikertags. Prof. Dr. Stefanie Schüler-Springorum Technische Universität Berlin Ernst-Reuter-Platz 7 (TEL 9-1) 10587 Berlin Tel: +49 (0)30-314-25851 Fax…

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.

In our Midst. Facets of Jewish Life in Leipzig in the Modern Era

The Leipzig Brühl around 1920. Leipzig Jewish Community Collection, F 9629.
One of Leipzig’s oldest streets, the Brühl was flanked by narrow alleys and
courtyards with houses that traditionally offered lodging for Jewish fur traders
during the Leipzig Messe. In the early 20th century, these were replaced by the
furriers’ grand warehouse and office buildings, which reflected the city’s
significance as a hub for the fur trade. When this photograph was taken, around
10,000 people worked in Leipzig’s fur industry, supplying about a third of all fur
goods worldwide.

This exhibition at the City Library of Leipzig illuminates this history with items from LBI’s own rich collection alongside loans from local institutions including the Ephraim Carlebach Foundation and the City History Museum in Leipzig.

German-Speaking Jews and Zionism: 1862-1941

Undated (likely pre-WWI) postcard from the Jewish National Fund AR 2536. This postcard depicts the certificate awarded for a donation to support the planting of five or more olive trees in Palestine at a cost of 6 marks per tree.

This fall, LBI will present an exhibition entitled German-Speaking Jews and Zionism, 1862 – 1941 at the Washington Hebrew Congregation, a historic reform congregation in the nation’s capital. This exhibition will highlight material from LBI collections on the pre-Zionist era and the early years of the Zionist movement in the 20TH century until 1941.

Woman in Gold Screening Brings Restitution Lawyer Randol Schoenberg to Center for Jewish History

Randol Schoenberg

Attorney Randol Schoenberg was the guest of honor at a special advance screening of Woman in Gold presented by LBI, the American Jewish Historical Society, and the Center for Jewish History on the eve of its official New York premiere.

Leo Baeck Medal for Ismar Schorsch

Professor Ismar Schorsch (l) with Robert Rifkind (r) and Dr. Ronald B. Sobel at the Center for Jewish History on March 1, 2015

On March 1, 2015, as LBI opened a symposium and exhibit on the 19TH-century German movement that launched the academic study of Judaism, it honored a scholar who exemplifies the movement’s ideals in the 21ST century

Arnon Goldfinger, Director of The Flat

"When Israel was founded, there was the sense that it was necessary to build a new country with new people by cutting off the Diaspora roots. Now people feel that they missed something. Not just among the Ashkenazim, but among the Sephardim as well."  —Arnon Goldfinger

Arnon Goldfinger’s 2011 documentary The Flat explores the mystery of his German-Jewish grandparents’ curious friendship with a Nazi official, Leopold von Mildenstein, which he learns survived even in the shadow of the Holocaust. After a screening of the film at the Center for Jewish History on April 14, 2015, we asked him about archives, loss, and memory.

Stolen Heart: Exhibit on Expropriation in Heart of Berlin coming to LBI

An aerial photograph of Berlin in 1925 highlighting Jewish-owned properties.

The Leo Baeck Institute plans to mount an exhibit entitled Stolen Heart based on the exhibition Stolen Mitte: The “Aryanization” of Jewish Property in Berlin’s Historic City Center, 1933 – 1945 which was originally installed at the Stadtmuseum in Berlin in September 2013