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Research and Reference Services

Researchers can search LBI’s extensive library, archival, art, and photograph collections online, and significant portions of these collections have already been digitized. Thus, you can conduct much of your research independently from home. However, you may find that after identifying a resource online you have further questions about it. For ...

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Planned Giving

Your bequest will provide continuous support to LBI’s efforts to preserve and promote our world class archive, library, and art collection that document the history of German-Speaking Jews.


New Acquisitions

The LBI Library collects new scholarship and other works related to the history of German-speaking Jews. A rotating selection of recent highlights from among our new acquisitions appears above, and a more comprehensive selection is updated monthly on Pinterest .


Rare Books

The LBI's rare book collection consists of ca. 3,000 volumes primarily in the field of German Judaica, dating from the earliest period of printing in the 15th century through the Third Reich.


Guidelines for Archival Donations

Desirable collections include records and material such as: Diaries, biographical and autobiographical writings Letters and correspondence Birth, death, marriage, divorce, circumcision, and Bar Mitzvah records Family trees and family histories Diplomas and certificates Membership and ID cards Visas and emigration documents Books (as part of larger collections) with personal inscriptions, ...


History by the Foot: Processing Archival Collections at the LBI

Each picture or letter at LBI is a fragment of a personal story that can be placed within an archival mosaic that depicts a momentous chapter in global history.


Promoting the Braunschweig Region as Cradle of Modern Jewish Studies

A new network promotes the region of Braunschweig, Germany, as cradle of Modern Jewish Studies.


Research, Exploitation, and Survival: The Story of Jacob Jacobson, a Jewish Archivist in Nazi Germany

LBI's archivist Michael Simonson traces the complex experience of fellow archivist Jacob Jacobson during the Nazi regime, who survived Theresienstadt and saved large amounts of archival material.


Making the Edythe Griffinger Art Catalog

In March 2017, LBI celebrated the launch of the Edythe Griffinger Art Catalog, a new way to search LBI’s unique art and objects catalog online. LBI News spoke to two staff members who played a key role in developing this unique resource. Kerry Elkins, Project Manager What was your role ...