Skip to main content

223 search results for Archives

News

Meine Liebe Käthe—A trove of century-old letters adds fuel to WWI debate

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.

Events

DigiBaeck – Celebrating 500 Years of German-Jewish History Online

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.

News

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The Hans and Eleonore Jonas Collection contains, among other items, unpublished manuscripts, poems, and drawings by the philosopher Hans Jonas (1903–1993).

News

Leo Baeck Medal for Max Warburg

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.

News

Dr. Robert Ira Lewy Reference Service

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.

Passover in LBI Collections

The Offenbacher Haggadah

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).

News

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.

News

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.

News

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.

News

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.