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This children’s novel by Meta Samson was the last Jewish children’s book published under the Nazis in 1938.
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.
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 …
LBI and the Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute asked researchers to share their stories of discoveries made in LBI collections.
Take a look at a selection of the hundreds of calendars in German and Hebrew in LBIs library.
The Jewish Telegraphic Agency covered LBI's recent event on Florence Mendheim with the Museum of Jewish Heritage and the Brooklyn Public Library.
LBI and public school teachers workshop a pedagogy for students based of the 1938Projekt.
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.
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 …
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.