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Beiträge von:Bettina Farack & Anna Holzer-Kawalko

Herbert Sonnenfeld, »Die Bibliothek des Jüdischen Central-Vereins, Emser Straße 42, Berlin 22. Oktober 1936« (detail). Source: Jüdisches Museum Berlin, Inv.-Nr. FOT 88/500/118/026, Ankauf aus Mitteln der Stiftung Deutsche Klassenlotterie Berlin.

One of the main aims pursued by the founders of the Leo Baeck Institute (LBI) established in Jerusalem in May 1955 was to preserve the cultural and intellectual legacy of German Jewry after its destruction by the Nazi regime in Germany. Over the first few decades of its activity, the LBI received a great variety of materials – mainly books and archival documents – from private individuals and cultural institutions in Israel. These donations laid the foundation for the institute’s research library.

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