Leo Baeck Institute works to preserve and promote the history and culture of German-speaking Jews.
Mascha Kaléko in Greenwich Village
Alice Urbach's Stolen Cookbook
Talent, Ambition, Wealth
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In addition to books and archival collections devoted to music and musicians, LBI has a small collection of recorded music.
A chronological tour of the Haggadot in the LBI Library's rare book collection.
The Austrian Heritage Collection documents the history of Austrian-Jewish émigrés who fled to the US during the Nazi years through oral history interviews and collection of archival materials.
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 …
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.
The Leo Baeck Institute is continually collecting new archival materials related to the history of German-speaking Jews.
A brief history of the Upper Silesian Jewish community and a comprehensive guide to LBI's Upper Silesian collections.
The LBI Archives contain over 25,000 photographs ranging from family snapshots to the estates of professional photographers to albums assembled by Jewish communal institutions.
On this website you will find a selection of paintings, drawings, prints, and artifacts that were recently donated to the Leo Baeck Institute's Art & Object Collection
Poetry in Preservation
Marianne Rein was a promising young poet when, in 1941, she was deported to the Riga concentration camp. The Jacob Picard Collection at LBI has the largest body of her literary legacy.