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New Gift to Support Pilot Projects in Transcription and Photograph Digitization

Thanks to a gift from a private family foundation, LBI will launch pilot projects aimed at improving access to and discovery of two classes of materials in LBI archives that are rich in information but too often hidden from researchers: handwritten manuscripts and photographs. A significant portion of LBI’s 10,000 ...

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An interview with Arnon Goldfinger

In this interview, film director of The Flat, Arnon Goldfinger, talks about archives, loss, and memory.

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LBI Materials Now Searchable in More Global Databases

The Leo Baeck Institute is now collaborating with Judaica Europeana, Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek, Worldcat and the Digital Public Library of America to make its holding even more accessible.

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A Voice Still Heard—Music and Musicians in LBI Collections

A new website highlights the stories of German-Jewish musicians, conductors, and composers based on items in the LBI’s art, archival, and library collections.

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The Jonas Family of Hamburg: A story from the Kindertransport

The Hamburg attorney Julius Jonas supported his wife, Julie, and five children with a successful law practice until 1933, when Nazi racial policy immediately began to splinter the family. Julius lost his position as a notary when the Nazis purged Jews from the civil service in 1933, and his eldest ...

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Austrian Heritage Collection

The Austrian Heritage Collection documents the history of Austrian-Jewish émigrés who fled to the US during the Nazi years through oral history interviews and collection of archival materials.

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Julie-Marthe Cohen Discusses Provenance Research

When Julie-Marthe Cohen visited Jewish institutions in New York to present a new handbook on provenance research in March 2017, she did not feel assured of a warm reception. “People are very concerned about time and money,” said Cohen. Provenance research, while acknowledged as an obligation by professional ethics and ...

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Final Sale in Berlin—Database of Jewish-Owned Businesses in Berlin Now Part of LBI Collections

Historian Christoph Kreutzmueller presents his study on the destruction of Jewish commercial life in Berlin and donates a remarkable database of Jewish businesses to the LBI.

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Music at the Leo Baeck Institute

In addition to books and archival collections devoted to music and musicians, LBI has a small collection of recorded music.

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2018 Gerald Westheimer Career Development Fellows

Jason Lustig and Mirjam Thulin are the recipients of the 2018 Career Development Fellowships.