Michael Simonson answers questions about the work of the LBI New York to participants in a workshop at the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education in January, 2020.
Devotion, heartache, intrigue, New Age spiritualism, the von Trapp family, a love triangle, and even Matthew Broderick! The Frankl-Kulbach family collection has it all.
Practicing recovery & restoration of waterlogged books, papers, & other artifacts is just one of the ways that staff at LBI and CJH ensure that our collections will endure even if disaster strikes.
Agata Sobczak (she/her), is a Research & Archival Assistant at the Leo Baeck Institute, NY. She is a graduate of Fordham University’s master’s program in history under the mentorship of Professor Magda Teter. Agata’s research focuses on Polish-Jewish-German relations in interwar Upper Silesia. In her thesis titled “Manufacturing Polish Identity: …
The online project “1933: The Beginning of the End of German Jewry” presents a variety of primary source materials that bear witness to the disenfranchisement and exclusion of German Jews.
Historian Christoph Kreutzmueller presents his study on the destruction of Jewish commercial life in Berlin and donates a remarkable database of Jewish businesses to the LBI.
In addition to books and archival collections devoted to music and musicians, LBI has a small collection of recorded music.
Jason Lustig and Mirjam Thulin are the recipients of the 2018 Career Development Fellowships.
A new online database tracks the careers and biographies of Rabbis who fled Germany for the United States, and LBI’s rich archival collections figure prominently in the linked sources.
For over 25 years, our Family Research Department has provided guidance and assistance to family and community historians.