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Donate Historical Materials

Even six decades after the founding of LBI, new materials are still being discovered, and we welcome donations of archival materials related to German-Jewish history.


Wikipedians Write the Book on LBI Collections

Staff and volunteers of the Center for Jewish History and the Leo Baeck Institute entered the first CJH Edit-a-thon to enrich Wikipedia's information on women in Jewish History.


Pioneers of Jewish Studies

The definitive collection of Wissenschaft scholarship was created by curator Aron Freimann at the Frankfurt City Library between 1898 and 1932. Large portions of the collection were lost in WWII, but today LBI is working with the Frankfurt University Library to recreate Freimann’s collection online. The following profiles of key ...


The Judith Marcus and Zoltán Tarr Collection

One of the complete private libraries preserved by the Leo Baeck Institute is that of the Hungarian sociologists Judith Marcus and Zoltán Tarr.


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 ...


From Gleiwitz to Shanghai, Digitized Periodicals offer Snapshots of Jewish Life

The LBI Library announes that about 60 new periodicals are now digitized and accessible online.


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.


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


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The Hans and Eleonore Jonas Collection contains, among other items, unpublished manuscripts, poems, and drawings by the philosopher Hans Jonas (1903–1993).



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.