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Sparrow Makes her Way

This children’s novel by Meta Samson was the last Jewish children’s book published under the Nazis in 1938.

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Celebrating Seventeen Centuries of “Shared History” in 2021

LBI is leading an international group of Jewish, museums, libraries, and other institutions to celebrate the 1,700th anniversary of the first documented evidence of Jewish life in the Rhineland.

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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 …

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Genealogy Success Stories

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

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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.

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Jewish Telegraphic Agency on Florence Mendheim

The Jewish Telegraphic Agency covered LBI's recent event on Florence Mendheim with the Museum of Jewish Heritage and the Brooklyn Public Library.

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Teaching the Holocaust with Archives—The 1938Projekt as Pedagogy

LBI and public school teachers workshop a pedagogy for students based of the 1938Projekt.

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Safeguarding LBI Collections with Knowledge and Planning

Practicing recovery & restoration of waterlogged books, papers, & other artifacts is just one of the ways that staff at LBI and CJH ensure that our collections will endure even if disaster strikes.

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A Digital Home for an Émigré Journal

Founded in 1934 as the newsletter of a club of Jewish émigrés, Aufbau evolved into the lifeline of a community of German-speaking refugees during WWII. It not only offered the sort of practical information so important to the displaced, from apartment and job advertisements to lists of survivors, but an …

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Gerald Westheimer in Conversation: A Vision for Scholarship on German-Jewish History

Gerald Westheimer, born 1924 in Berlin, speaks about his childhood, his career as a scientist, and what made him establish a fellowship to promote young researchers of German-Jewish history.