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Our collections are at the heart of our mission to preserve the German-Jewish past and to keep that past present for future generations. The majority of the collections were entrusted to LBI by individuals, families, and organizations seeking a safe permanent home for materials they had saved from plunder and ...


Art Books From LBI Collections Now Available Through Getty Research Portal

The new partnership is aimed at increasing public exposure to digitized illustrated books and artists’ portfolios in the LBI’s collections that may not be available anywhere else. The Getty Research Portal, a project established by the Getty Research Institute in California, aggregates over 97,000 digitized art-related books that are owned ...


“We have wandered together a long, long way”—The Hans and Eleonore Jonas Collection

The Hans and Eleonore Jonas Collection contains, among other items, unpublished manuscripts, poems, and drawings by the philosopher Hans Jonas (1903–1993).



Access to the Digitized Periodicals of the Leo Baeck Institute The entire periodicals collection of the Library of the Leo Baeck Institute consists of nearly 1,600 titles, covering all fields of German Judaica. The rich holdings include early titles from the Enlightenment period of the late 18th century, an abundance ...


Aufbau (New York, NY)

Aufbau was a journal for German-speaking Jews around the globe. It was founded in 1934 by the German-Jewish Club which was later renamed the New World Club and published in New York until April 2004. Hannah Arendt, Albert Einstein, Thomas Mann, and Stefan Zweig wrote for the publication. The original ...


The Jewish Liturgical Year: Calendars in LBI Collections

Take a look at a selection of the hundreds of calendars in German and Hebrew in LBIs library.


Edythe Griffinger Art Catalog

Thanks to a gift from a trust under the will of the late Edythe Griffinger, LBI has launched a new project that highlights its Art and Objects collection. The grant funded not only the development of a new online portal for digitized artworks, it also supported the work of curators ...


Archival Internship

Students or recent graduates of library science, history, or Jewish studies with a reading knowledge of German are encouraged to apply for archival internships at LBI.

About LBI

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 ...


A Voice Still Heard—Music and Musicians in LBI Collections

A new website highlights the stories of German-Jewish musicians, conductors, and composers based on items in the LBI’s art, archival, and library collections.