Welcome to the LBI London

The Leo Baeck Institute London is devoted to the study of German-Jewish history and culture. The LBI is an independent charity and aims to preserve and research this history by organizing innovative research projects, Fellowship programmes, and public events. Through the lens of German-Jewish history, the Institute seeks to address some of the most topical and timely questions of our times.

News

Snapshots of German-Jewish History and Culture

‘Heimat’ in a Suitcase: Flight and Exile of the Herzberg Family

Our third ‘Snapshot’ of German-Jewish History and Culture offers glimpses of the elegant home of the affluent German-Jewish Herzberg family in Hanover in the early 1930s. The images, taken from an extraordinary and much treasured photo album belonging to the family, are in stark contrast to the reality of their itinerant lives after they were forced to flee Germany to escape the Nazi Regime.

Please click here to view the full post.

The ‘Snapshots’, which attempt to give you an insight into interesting items from our London institute’s collection of rare books and historical pamphlets and which illustrate many facets of the history and culture of Europe’s German speaking Jewry, are also available on our social media outlets such as:

Our Facebook page (Leo Baeck Institute London)Instagram (@leobaeckinstitutelondon), and Twitter (@lbi_london).

        

          Haus Herzberg album – front cover                     Haus Herzberg – The Herzberg family home                      Rudolf Herzberg with his children 

Snapshots of German-Jewish History and Culture

Moritz D. Oppenheim – Paintings of Jewish Family Life

Our second ‘Snapshot’ of German-Jewish History and Culture offers a brief introduction to the life and work of Moritz Oppenheim, painter of Jewish domestic scenes in 19th century Germany and Louis Lamm, the Berlin based publisher of Judaica and Hebraica, who published a beautiful gift edition of some of Oppenheim’s work.

Please click here to view the full post.

The ‘Snapshots’, which attempt to give you an insight into interesting items from our London institute’s collection of rare books and historical pamphlets and which illustrate many facets of the history and culture of Europe’s German speaking Jewry, are also available on our social media outlets such as:

Our Facebook page (Leo Baeck Institute London), Instagram (@leobaeckinstitutelondon), and Twitter (@lbi_london).

 

Gift edition of prints of Moritz Oppenheim’s paintings

Snapshots of German-Jewish History and Culture

Since we are sadly unable to run our upcoming lectures and events due to the current coronavirus pandemic, the Leo Baeck Institute London would like to offer you instead a web-series of ‘Snapshots of German-Jewish History and Culture’ to overcome the restrictions of the prevailing confinement. We will attempt to give you an insight into interesting items from our London institute’s collection of rare books and historical pamphlets that illustrate many facets of the history and culture of Europe’s German speaking Jewry. With this new web-based project, we hope to be able to divert, inform and provide some interesting food for thought in these difficult days.

Please click here to view our first post, in which we would like to introduce you to two prominent Jewish personalities who embody some of the key features defining the experiences of the German-speaking Jewry in the late 19th and early 20th century: The actress Elisabeth Bergner (1897-1986) and her biographer, the literary scholar and journalist Arthur Eloesser (1870-1938).

Please also check our social media outlets such as Instagram (@leobaeckinstitutelondon), our Facebook page (Leo Baeck Institute London) and twitter (@lbi_london) for updates every other week.

Search

Archive

Search for year

Subscription

Contact

Leo Baeck Institute
2nd Floor, Arts Two Building
Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End Road, London

Tel. +44 (0) 20 7882 5690/5689
Fax +44 (0) 20 7882 6901

e-mail info@leobaeck.co.uk

 

Quick Links

About us

Imprint

Privacy Policy

 

 

Copyright © Leo Baeck Institute London. All rights reserved.