Tag Archive: Digitization

Haggadot from LBI Collections

AM Silbermann and Emil Bernhard Cohn edited this “Children’s Haggadah” in Berlin in 1933. Intended to involve children in the seder, it features “moving picture” illustrations by Erwin Singer. Children are invited to “pull slowly” on tabs connected to inserts in the illustrations, which move to reveal hidden elements of the pictures. The book also contains songs by the composer Arno Nadel (who served as Choir Director of the Jewish Community in Berlin) and other contemporary artists.

In observance of Passover, the Leo Baeck Institute will be closing early Monday, April 14 at 2:00 pm and will remain closed Tuesday, April 15 and Wednesday, April 16. We will again be closing early at 2:00 pm Sunday, April 20, and will remain closed Monday, April 21 and Tuesday, April 22. The staff at LBI wishes a good holiday to all and presents a highlight of our collection of Pesach Haggadot.

Progress Filling Gaps in Frankfurt Wissenschaft des Judentums Collection

Rare book digitization.
Creative Commons Stanford University Library

LBI and the Frankfurt University Library have made significant progress in a joint effort to recreate a landmark collection of Judaica that was long believed to be permanently fragmented by World War II.

German-Jewish Émigré Journal Aufbau Now Digitized

Early Aufbau masthead (Leo Baeck Institute Library, C14)

Leo Baeck Institute has completed digitizing all issues of the German-Jewish émigré Journal, Aufbau, published between 1951 and 2004, which means the entire contents of the most important publication of the global German-Jewish refugee and exile community is now available online.

NEH and DFG to Fund Initiative to Recreate Seminal Judaica Collection

Book Digitization (cc) Stanford University Library

The $180,000 grant, jointly funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft – DFG), will allow LBI to digitize about 1,000 books that have been identified as missing from the Frankfurt Library’s Judaica collection.

Leo Baeck Institute and Frankfurt Library Work to Reunite Legendary “Science of Judaism” Collection


Projects underway at Leo Baeck Institute and the Goethe University Library in Frankfurt could give scholars access to a landmark collection of Judaica that was long believed to be permanently fragmented by World War II. A a team of librarians at LBI have cross-referenced a list of works missing from the Frankfurt Library’s 1932 catalogue with LBI holdings.

LBI Receives $3 Million in Funding from Germany to Preserve Historical Records of Jewish Refugees

Consul General Horst Freitag presents Executive Director Carol Kahn Strauss with the German contribution of $3 million, surrounded by board members of the Leo Baeck Institute and members of the Consulate General

The Leo Baeck Institute recently signed an agreement with the German Foreign Ministry to receive $3 million over 4 years for LBI’s “New Acquisitions Preservation Project”, allowing for the cataloging of significant new historical material pertaining to the survivor population of refugees from Nazi Germany.