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.
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.
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:
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).