Preserving the Legacy of German Jewry 978-3-16-149668-4 - Mohr Siebeck
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Preserving the Legacy of German Jewry

A History of the Leo Baeck Institute, 1955–2005
Ed. by Christhard Hoffmann

[Die Bewahrung der deutsch-jüdischen Erinnerung. Eine Geschichte des Leo Baeck Institutes, 1955 – 2005. Unveränderte Studienausgabe.]

2005; unrevised student edition 2008. XIV, 474 pages.

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Founded in May 1955 in Jerusalem by German-Jewish intellectuals who had survived the Holocaust the Leo Baeck Institute of Jews from Germany (LBI) has been engaged in preserving the legacy of German Jewry by collecting material, doing research, and presenting historical narratives. Published on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of its founding, the present volume is the first to reconstruct the LBI's fascinating history.
Founded in May 1955 in Jerusalem by German-Jewish intellectuals who had survived the Holocaust – among them Martin Buber, Ernst Simon, Gershom Scholem, and Robert Weltsch – the Leo Baeck Institute of Jews from Germany (LBI) has been engaged in preserving the legacy of German Jewry by collecting material, doing research, and presenting historical narratives. Published on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of its founding, the present volume is the first to reconstruct the LBI's fascinating history, from its beginnings as a memorial community of surviving German Jews to its present status as an internationally renowned research institute. The authors are social and cultural historians from various countries, the majority of whom are not directly affiliated with the LBI.

»Der anfängliche Plan einer 'Gesamtgeschichte des deutschen Judentum' ist mittlerweile einer überaus vielfältigen und lebendigen Forschung gewichen, und das LBI selbst, wie dieser gelungene, material- und aufschlußreiche Band zeigt, selbst Gegenstand seiner Historisierung geworden.«
Michael Wildt in Werkstatt Geschichte Heft 45 (2007), S. 130
Authors/Editors

Christhard Hoffmann ist Professor of Modern European History and Head of the Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion, University of Bergen (Norway).

Reviews

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In: Archives de Sciences Soc.des Relig. — 160 (2012) (Régine Azria)