The story of Rabbi Walter Plaut's (1919–1964) participation in the Interfaith Freedom Ride in 1961, told based on the Walter Plaut Scrapbook in the collection of the LBI Archives.
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.
The Edythe Griffinger Portal provides online access to over 2,500 visual items in LBI’s collections, with more added continually.
The Leo Baeck Institute is continually making its collections more accessible by digitizing important parts of its collections.
Gertrud Kolmar's powerful poetic voice drew the reader inward into the poet's internal being. Kolmar continued to write, even as the world fell apart around her during the Holocaust.
Anna Hájková, a scholar of the Theresienstadt Ghetto, describes how the discovery of a small watercolor painted there in 1944 led to insights into the cultural dynamics of the ghetto’s transnational enforced community. One beautiful day in early April 2010, Reference Archivist Michael Simonson suggested I take a look into …
Marianne Rein was a promising young poet when, in 1941, she was deported to the Riga concentration camp. The Jacob Picard Collection at LBI has the largest body of her literary legacy.
Norbert Troller, a Czech Jewish architect, provides an eye witness account to the infamous Theresienstadt ghetto through his art.
Johanna Meyer-Lövinson (1874-1958) captivated audiences with her literature readings. She was one of the first women on the radio in Germany and a friend and promoter of German authors and literature.
A brief history of the Upper Silesian Jewish community and a comprehensive guide to LBI's Upper Silesian collections.