It was somewhat by accident that Günther Roth found a treasure trove full of love letters by Kurt Riezler and Käthe Liebermann that provide an insider's view of how German statesmen conducted WWI.
On October 16, 2013, Leo Baeck Institute unveiled DigiBaeck – a nearly comprehensive digital archive encompassing more than 3.5 million pages of documents from German-Jewish history.
The Hans and Eleonore Jonas Collection contains, among other items, unpublished manuscripts, poems, and drawings by the philosopher Hans Jonas (1903–1993).
Leo Baeck Institute – New York | Berlin honored the Hamburg banker Max Warburg with the 2017 Leo Baeck Medal in a ceremony at the Center for Jewish History in New York on November 15, 2017.
While reading rooms around the world—including at the Center for Jewish History— have closed their doors in recent months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, research activity has only increased.
The Offenbacher Haggadah was published in a bibliophile edition of 300 copies in 1927. It was commissioned by the collector and lawyer Dr. Siegfried Guggenheim (1873–1961).
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.
Historian Shira Klein talks about using DigiBaeck as a new tool for engaging undergraduates in original research using primary sources.
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.
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.