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Emancipation, Yale Historian David Sorkin argues, was not a one-time or linear event that began with the Enlightenment or French Revolution, but a complex process characterized by rights won and lost.
In honor of the LBI’s sixtieth anniversary, historian Michael Meyer offered a wide ranging survey on the history of German-speaking Jews for the 58th Leo Baeck Memorial Lecture.
LBI President Emeritus Ismar Schorsch attended the Deutscher Verein’s annual dinner at the Union Club on September 9, 2015 to give a lecture that reflected on both the 60th anniversary of the Leo Baec
LBI was honored to present Peter Wittig and Ms. Huberta von Voss-Wittig with the Leo Baeck Medal at the Center for Jewish History on December 5, 2018.
Thanks to a generous grant of The Cahnman Foundation, the LBI Library is creating virtual inventories of three complete private German-Jewish libraries.
After he delivered the 61st Leo Baeck Memorial Lecture on November 29, 2018, the historian and current president of the German Historical Museum Raphael Gross received the Moses Mendelssohn Award.
Renate Evers has been working as LBI's Director of Collections since 2016 in order to coordinate the efforts of the three collection departments at the Leo Baeck Institute – archives, art, and library. Prior to this appointment, she worked as LBI's Head Librarian for almost 14 years and as an …
In this lecture, Michael Meyer illustrated how the LBI’s growing collection of 3.5 million documents, 80,000 books, and 8,000 artifacts and works of art has a distinct history of its own.
A new exhibition takes German Jewish archival objects on a journey through the land they once belonged to. Among them, chocolate cups of the Einsteins.
LBI is committed to preserving and expanding access to this rich body of material, and it has digitized millions of pages of documents, books, and artworks from its collections—from rare Renaissance-era books to the personal correspondence of luminaries and ordinary people alike. LBI also promotes the study and understanding of …