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Walter Nathan—Leaving a Legacy at Leo Baeck Institute

Walter Nathan talks about his motivation for including the Leo Baeck Institute in his estate.

Restituted Books

Textile Agent Felix Halberstadt

A book previously owned by Felix Halberstadt (1877-1942) was restituted, transferred to the library of the LBI and reunited with the archival collection of his son.


Listening to Records—The Jacob Jacobson Collection in Research

A glimpse of how an aspiring researcher makes use of the LBI archives.


Preserving Yesterday’s News with the CJH and Frankfurt University Library

“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 …


Photograph Collection

The LBI Archives contain over 25,000 photographs ranging from family snapshots to the estates of professional photographers to albums assembled by Jewish communal institutions.


Dr. Robert Ira Lewy Reference Service

The Dr. Robert Ira Lewy Reference Service provides customized research assistance by archivists and librarians to help them access and interpret LBI collections.

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Planned Giving

Your bequest will provide continuous support to LBI’s efforts to preserve and promote our world class archive, library, and art collection that document the history of German-Speaking Jews.


A Conversation with Henry Kaufman on Scholar Rescue

The LBI archives are full of references to scholars who escaped the Nazi threat with the aid of foreign benefactors. The political philosopher Hannah Arendt, the sociologist Werner Cahnman, and the writers Franz Werfel, Hans Sahl, and Lion Feuchtwanger are among the hundreds saved by the American journalist Varian Fry …



Aufbau was the leading journal for German-speaking Jews worldwide, founded in 1934 by the German-Jewish Club in New York and published until 2004.


Reproductions and Permissions

How to request Reproductions and Permissions from LBI's Collections.