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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.
Scholars discuss the movement launched by Jewish scholars in 19th century Germany who brought academic disciplines like history, philology, and anthropology to bear on sacred texts and rites.
Author Peter Schrag discusses his remarkable new father-son memoir with historian Marion Kaplan.
Historians Susie Pak and Rebecca Kobrin join journalist Daniel Schulman to evaluate the legend and the reality of “Our Crowd” 50 years after the publication of the book about Jewish banking families.
Sam Norich, (the Forward) moderates a discussion with Steven Cohen (HUC) and Robin Judd (Ohio State) about the parallels and contrasts between German Jews and the American Jewry of the Pew study.
Historian Marsha L. Rozenblit (University of Maryland) discusses the annexation of Austria on March 12, 1938 at the exhibition opening for LBI's “1938Projekt.”
The mother-daughter team behind The German-Jewish Cookbook (Brandeis University Press, 2017), Gabrielle Rossmer Gropman and Sonya Gropman , discuss their historical and gastronomic exploration of German-Jewish cuisine with the Gefilteria’s Jeffrey Yoskowitz and historian Atina Grossmann (Cooper Union). This event will include a reception (Kosher dairy) with a tasting menu ...
Film and panel discussion. Based on the book by Gabrielle Simon Edgcomb, From Swastika to Jim Crow tells the little-known story of two very different cultures, sharing a common burden of oppression.
One of the most celebrated and prolific living American composers, Sam Adler was born to a Jewish family in 1928 in Mannheim, Germany, the son of Hugo Chaim Adler, a cantor and composer, and Selma Adler. In 1939, the family fled to the United States, where Sam Adler emerged as ...
Joseph Süss Oppenheimer—”Jew Süss”—is one of the most iconic figures in the history of antisemitism. In 1733, Oppenheimer became the “court Jew” of Carl Alexander, the duke of the small German state of Württemberg. When Carl Alexander died unexpectedly, the Württemberg authorities arrested Oppenheimer, put him on trial, and condemned ...