Historian Michael Meyer will discuss his new biography of Leo Baeck with David Ellenson.
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.
Our panelists will discuss ways that German-speaking Jews seized on the era of cultural freedom ushered in by the Weimar Republic to rediscover and transform Jewish identity in a modern context.
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 …
Karen Franklin, Director of Family Research at the Leo Baeck Institute, is donating her voluminous family papers to LBI.
With a keen photographic eye and sharp sense of humor, Emil Carl Grossmann documented his life as he encountered the quotidian joys and historic upheavals characterizing a life that spanned the 20th century. Diverse materials including autographed playbills, photographs of zoo animals, and personal ads, along with reminders of his …
Historians Marsha Rozenblit, Deborah Hertz, Lisa Silverman, and Stefan Hofmann discuss the lives of three extraordinary Jewish women who left their imprint on the arts in the 19th century.
Three days of discussion and debate to kick off LBI's “Shared History Project” which marks 1,700 years of Jewish life in German-speaking lands.