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Family Matters: In Chicago, Generations Gather for Intimate Look at Family Histories Preserved in LBI Archives

Marianne Dreyfus, the granddaughter of Leo Baeck, discussed her family’s history at LBI event in Chicago.

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Discovery in Romania

Julie Dawson, the LBI archivist who spearheaded the project, explains how a chance finding in an abandoned synagogue led to a project that will radically expand access to Jewish records.

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Research, Exploitation, and Survival: The Story of Jacob Jacobson, a Jewish Archivist in Nazi Germany

LBI's archivist Michael Simonson traces the complex experience of fellow archivist Jacob Jacobson during the Nazi regime, who survived Theresienstadt and saved large amounts of archival material.

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LBI Materials in Other Portals

The LBI works with other libraries and consortia to integrate our collections into their search portals so that they are discoverable in context with other similar materials.

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Digital Collections Manager

The Leo Baeck Institute is seeking a full-time Digital Collections Manager. This position reports to the Head Archivist.

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Donate Historical Materials

Even six decades after the founding of LBI, new materials are still being discovered, and we welcome donations of archival materials related to German-Jewish history.

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Further Jewish History Resources

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Staff Directory

Dr. Frank Mecklenburg

Dr. Frank Mecklenburg is Director of Research and Chief Archivist at Leo Baeck Institute, a research library and archive that documents the history and culture of German-speaking Jewry, primarily in the 19th and 20th centuries, but also including documents dating back to the middle ages. LBI was founded in 1955 …

About LBI

LBI is committed to preserving and expanding access to this rich body of material, and it has digitized millions of pages of documents, books, and artworks from its collections—from rare Renaissance-era books to the personal correspondence of luminaries and ordinary people alike. LBI also promotes the study and understanding of …