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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.

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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 …