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“We have wandered together a long, long way”—The Hans and Eleonore Jonas Collection

The Hans and Eleonore Jonas Collection contains, among other items, unpublished manuscripts, poems, and drawings by the philosopher Hans Jonas (1903–1993).

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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.

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 …

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New Website Virtually Reconstructs Austrian Jewish Lives

A group of historians in Vienna has begun a detailed evaluation of LBI’s extensive collection of Austrian oral histories. They are enriching them on a new website with photographs, analysis, and more.

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Shira Klein: Teaching Research Skills with DigiBaeck

Historian Shira Klein talks about using DigiBaeck as a new tool for engaging undergraduates in original research using primary sources.

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What’s in a Name? Dennis Baum and the Simson Company

Dennis Baum fought for restitution of his family’s assets for years following the German reunification. The records of the Simson Company and of its restitution are now preserved in the LBI Archives.

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Wikipedians Write the Book on LBI Collections

Staff and volunteers of the Center for Jewish History and the Leo Baeck Institute entered the first CJH Edit-a-thon to enrich Wikipedia's information on women in Jewish History.

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Jewish Encounters in the Great War: WWI in LBI Collections

The Leo Baeck archive preserves a wide range of material pertaining to WWI as it was experienced by German speaking Jews. Here, we present a selection of photographs, letters, drawings and documents.

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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.