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Survey of Romanian Archives Shifts Focus to Jewish Community Records

A survey of archival material related to the Jewish history of Transylvania and Bukovina will begin a new chapter based on important discoveries by project director Julie Dawson, who found rich unprocessed information in Jewish community archives. Since 2013, with funding from the Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe, Julie Dawson has …

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Field Work Continues for LBI Archival Survey in Romania

Researcher Julie Dawson leads the archival survey in Romania into its fourth year. Currently, the focus is on the Ilfov National Archives, which are largely unknown beyond northern Bukovina.

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Archives: Dolly Haas, Felix Pincus, Rose Ausländer

We introduce three exciting collections from our archive, highlighting the life of actress Dolly Haas, original manuscripts by poet Rose Ausländer and a mix of art and science by Felix Pinkus.

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LBI Launches Online Catalog for Long-Hidden Romanian Archives

The results of an extensive survey of Jewish records in Romanian archives are now searchable in an online catalog.

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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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Jewish History Resources

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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 Collections 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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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.