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Even six decades after the founding of LBI, new materials are still being discovered, and we welcome donations of archival materials related to German-Jewish history.


Martha Minow urges us to “resist tyranny and revenge”

Minow spoke of “eerie parallels" between demagogues of the 30s and leaders who claim they alone can solve their nations' problems today.


David Sorkin—“We should not take those rights for granted”

On December 8, 2019, David Sorkin, gave the 62nd Leo Baeck Memorial Lecture at the CJH in New York. His topic was Jewish emancipation, the subject of his latest book.


History of the Periodicals Collection

The Leo Baeck Institute’s extensive periodicals collection was an integral part of LBI’s original collection and was built up from scratch by the Institute's founders in the post-war era. The periodicals collection was first described by Max Kreutzberger in the Institute's earliest published catalog issued in 1970. Kreutzberger wrote that …


Family Matters: In Chicago, Generations Gather for Intimate Look at Family Histories Preserved in LBI Archives

Marianne Dreyfus, the granddaughter of Leo Baeck, discussed her family’s history at LBI event in Chicago.


Further Jewish History Resources

Partners of the Center for Jewish History American Jewish Historical Society American Sephardi Federation Yeshiva University Museum YIVO Institute for Jewish Research Archives, Libraries, and Museums AGGB - Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Gedenkstättenbibliotheken AGGB Catalog : The union catalog of the AGGB features 800,000 library holdings. Alliance Israélite Universelle, Paris, France Alte …



LBI's collection of newspapers and magazines includes 1,600 titles ranging from Enlightenment-era pamphlets to congregation bulletins to papers published by German-Jewish exiles in the 20th century.


Stuart Eizenstat on Jewish Continuity in the 21st Century

Before accepting the Leo Baeck Medal on January 14, 2014, Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat delivered the 56th Leo Baeck Memorial Lecture, in which he addressed how the imperative to honor the victims of the Holocaust informs the challenges facing the current global Jewish community. In a wide-ranging survey of issues facing …


Advancing Modernity: Jewish Berliners in Weimar Germany, 1919–1933

This exhibition focused on the role of Jews in various fields whoe helped make Berlin a cosmopolitan “Weltstadt” and magnet for avant-garde artists of all kinds


1938Projekt: Lesson Plans

New York K-12 educators developed 11 ready-to-use lessons plans for Middle and High Schools based on LBI's 1938Projekt: