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Child Separation and Refugee Crises from the Kindertransport to Today
Kindertransport – Rescuing Children on the Brink of War
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Each picture or letter at LBI is a fragment of a personal story that can be placed within an archival mosaic that depicts a momentous chapter in global history.
This June, I visited the German Literature Archive in Marbach (Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach – DLA), where I gave a talk about traces of emigrant libraries in the collections of the LBI and spent a week learning about the activities and holdings of the leading repository of sources related to German-language ...
A survey of archival material related to the Jewish history of Transylvania and Bukovina will begin a new chapter based on important discoveries by project director Julie Dawson, who found rich unprocessed information in Jewish community archives. Since 2013, with funding from the Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe, Julie Dawson has ...
LBI's archivist Michael Simonson traces the complex experience of fellow archivist Jacob Jacobson during the Nazi regime, who survived Theresienstadt and saved large amounts of archival material.
The Hans and Eleonore Jonas Collection contains, among other items, unpublished manuscripts, poems, and drawings by the philosopher Hans Jonas (1903–1993).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.
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.
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 ...
When Julie-Marthe Cohen visited Jewish institutions in New York to present a new handbook on provenance research in March 2017, she did not feel assured of a warm reception. “People are very concerned about time and money,” said Cohen. Provenance research, while acknowledged as an obligation by professional ethics and ...
Jason Lustig and Mirjam Thulin are the recipients of the 2018 Career Development Fellowships.