DigiBaeck: a Free Digital Archive Documenting 500 Years of German-Speaking Jewish History | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

By Dick Eastman:

"The Leo Baeck Institute (LBI), a research library and archive devoted exclusively to documenting the history of German-speaking Jewry, has completed the digitization of its entire archive, which now provides free online access to primary source materials encompassing five centuries of Jewish life in Central Europe.

The project, named DigiBaeck (www.lbi.org/digibaeck), offers a digital gateway to LBI's growing collections. It already includes 3.5 million pages of material that ranges from the personal papers and photographs of luminaries like Albert Einstein and Moses Mendelssohn to letters, diaries, recipes, and other ephemera chronicling the lives of everyday people over five centuries. The collection encompasses documents in German and over a dozen other languages, and many pieces in the collection include English translations."


You can read more about this new archive at http://www.germany.info/Vertretung/usa/en/__pr/GIC/2012/10/12LBIarchive.html.


DigiBaeck is available at http://www.lbi.org/digibaeck