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Jewish News and Community in Shanghai

German-speaking Jewish refugees in Shanghai documented their lives in exile in a small number of newspapers and journals.


Julie Elias's Fashionable Cuisine

The Berlin fashion writer and salonnière Julie Elias (1866-1945) also published a trendsetting cookbook.

Rare Books

E. M. Lilien

E.M. Lilien was an internationally renowned Jewish Austrian artist, known for his Art Noveau style. Lilien is well represented in the Leo Baeck Institute's library and art collections.

Holiday Baking and Hanukkah


Spitzbuben - a recipe from Marie Kauders's Vollständiges israelitisches Kochbuch. 1898


Erik Jan Hanussen's Berliner Wochenschau

Erik Jan Hanussen's short-lived occult newspaper Berliner Wochenschau was controversial in part because its publisher's connection to Nazi officials.

Restituted Books

Textile Agent Felix Halberstadt

A book previously owned by Felix Halberstadt (1877-1942) was restituted, transferred to the library of the LBI and reunited with the archival collection of his son.


Hélènemama's Austro-Hungarian Gourmet

The cookbook of Hélènemama was published in Romania in 1920 and contains luxurious Austro-Hungarian recipes.



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.



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.

Holiday Baking and Hanukkah

Kleines Chocolade-Backwerk

Many German-Jews remember baking chocolate cookies on Hanukkah, like Marie Kauder's recipe for Kleines Chocolade Backwerk.