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Leo Baeck Medal for Ambassador Stuart E. Eizenstat

At the LBI Annual Award Dinner, Jewish Museum Berlin Director W. Michael Blumenthal presented Stuart Eizenstat with the Leo Baeck Medal for his work on behalf of Holocaust survivors.

Dr. William H. Weitzer Named Executive Director of the Leo Baeck Institute, New York City

For Immediate Release Dr. William H. Weitzer Named Executive Director of the Leo Baeck Institute, New York City The Leo Baeck Institute, a New York City-based research library devoted to the study and the history of German-speaking Jewry at the Center for Jewish History, today announced the appointment of Dr. William H. Weitzer as its new…


Online archive will enable access to more than 3.5 million pages of material that encompasses rare books, photographs, artwork, letters, memoirs and ephemera documenting the culture and achievements of German-Speaking Jewry. DigiBaeck commits the institute to ongoing digitization of its archive. Leo Baeck Institute to Livestream Free Event on October 16 New York – (October…

Rabbi Ronald B. Sobel Named President of LBI

Rabbi Sobel is Senior Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Emanu-El in New York City and a highly regarded scholar.

German-Jewish Émigré Journal Aufbau Now Digitized

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.

Media Release: Exhibit “Final Sale. The End of Jewish-Owned Businesses in Nazi Berlin”

(New York, Jan. 19, 2011) The exhibition, Final Sale. The End of Jewish-Owned Businesses in Nazi Berlin, uses the stories of 16 Berlin entrepreneurs to document the process by which Jews in Germany’s capital were disenfranchised and their livelihoods destroyed. Through March 31 at LBI. Includes cleared hi resolution photographs.

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