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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.
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.
Raphael Gross, the first specialist in Jewish history to head Germany’s premiere public history institution (Deutsches Historisches Museum) is currently preparing a new critical edition of the diaries of Anne Frank. His lecture will address her father’s role in making the diary the “emotional anchor” of West Germany’s first confrontation ...
Knowledge in Flight is a conference investigating the migration of scholars from perilous and intellectually oppressive political settings to new environments that allow them to continue their work and thrive. The program focuses on the institutional forces that have promoted or impeded scholar rescue. The conference explores the topic from ...
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.
Historians Michael Brenner (Munich/American) and Gavriel Rosenfeld (Fairfield) imagine an alternate history in which the Weimar Republic survived thanks to the leadership of President Rathenau.
The Nazi rise to power was amplified by institutionalized propaganda and suppression of truth. Steven Wasserstrom discusses past and contemporary threats to fact-based public discourse.
Michael Simonson, Director of Public Outreach for LBI, will discuss the history and current practice of laying Stolpersteine (literally “stumbling stone”) memorials in Germany.
David Ellenson talks with Ismar Schorsch about Schorsch's new biography of Leopold Zunz, the scholar who launched the academic study of Judaism in 1819 with a galvanizing essay.