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Exhibitions

In our Midst. Facets of Jewish Life in Leipzig in the Modern Era

This exhibition at the City Library of Leipzig illuminates the rich contributions of Jews to the Saxon capital and famous trade fair city.

Events

Martin Luther and Antisemitism

A panel examines Martin Luther’s changing opinion on Jews as well as the impact of the Reformation on Christian-Jewish relations in the 16th century

News

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The Hans and Eleonore Jonas Collection contains, among other items, unpublished manuscripts, poems, and drawings by the philosopher Hans Jonas (1903–1993).

Collections

Periodicals

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.

Periodicals

Aufbau

LBI has digitized the entire series of “Aufbau”, the leading journal for German-speaking Jews worldwide, founded in 1934 by the German-Jewish Club in New York and published until 2004.

News

Tarnschriften: Camouflaged Publications in Resistance Against the Nazis

The titles seem designed to elicit a yawn: a treatise on the latest traffic regulations for cyclists, a guide on how to shield potatoes from frost. That was no different in the Germany of the late 1930s and 1940s. Little could a random reader or even a suspicious investigator know ...

News

Genealogy Success Stories

LBI and the Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute asked researchers to share their stories of discoveries made in LBI collections.

News

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.

Collections

Edythe Griffinger Art Catalog

The Edythe Griffinger Art Catalog provides online access to over 1,200 items in LBI's Art and Objects Collection, with more added continually.

Opportunities

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.