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Library of Lost Books

In 1909, the Berlin-based Jüdische Turnzeitung (Jewish Gymnastics Newspaper) published a commemorative pamphlet titled ‘Physical Renaissance of the Jews’ to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Bar Kochba gymnasts’ club and the 4th Sports Day of Jewish Gymnasts. This illustrated publication highlights the diversity of topics discussed at the Higher Institute for Jewish Studies.
The rise of German-Jewish gymnastic clubs like Bar Kochba was both a response to Jewish exclusion from…
One of the pioneering members of the Library of Lost Books team is the LBI London’s volunteer Jonathan, who is on a year-long placement with the ARSP (Action Reconciliation Service for Peace). 
Jonathan’s support in the preparation of the project’s two London-based exhibitions has been invaluable. As you can see from the pictures, no task is too daunting for him – be it reviewing a recent donation of books for provenance markers, scanning entire publications, or expertly navigating the LBI…
Don’t miss our new exhibition, The Library of Lost Books, running till 10 July 2024, at the Wiener Holocaust Library, London. 
Prof. David Rechter, Chair of the Leo Baeck Institute London said: “The Hochschule was one of the most significant institutes of liberal German Jewry in the interwar period. The exhibition will help us highlight the diversity of German-Jewish society before the Holocaust.” 
https://www.jewishnews.co.uk/detectives-welcome-on-historic-quest-to-rediscover-the-…
The Library of Lost Books Team in Britain have kicked off the project's launch in the UK with an exciting session run by Kinga Bloch (LBI London) and Cassy Sachar (Leo Baeck College) with pupils at JCOSS. The students were introduced to provenance research and we were impressed by their questions and comments on their role as citizen scientists and on the historical relevance of books as witnesses to a Nazi crime. Stay tuned to hear what they will find out doing their…
The Leo Baeck Institute London, in collaboration with the Leo Baeck Institute Jerusalem and the Friends and Sponsors of the Leo Baeck Institute, is pleased to announce the launch of The Library of Lost Books in Britain. It is part of the broader project The Library of Lost Books, which aims to locate books stolen by Nazis from the library of the Higher Institute for Jewish Studies (Hochschule für die Wissenschaft des Judentums) in Berlin. The project’s website is available in…
The Library of Lost Books team has reached another milestone! We are proud to announce that the Czech version of the exhibition is now live!
We would like to thank the Jewish Museum in Prague for the warm and enthusiastic welcome of the Library of Lost Books in the Czech Republic. The museum hosted the launch of the project in Prague on 11th April. We were welcomed by the museum’s deputy director Michaela (Misha) Sidenberg. The evening commenced with a lecture about the Higher Institute for…
We are excited to announce that the Leo Baeck Institutes in Jerusalem and London celebrated the launch of their international collaboration on 28 November 2023 in a grand opening ceremony at the German National Library (Staatsbibliothek Unter den Linden) in Berlin. On this occasion, the innovative online exhibition and citizen science project Library of Lost Books (www.libraryoflostbooks.com) was released to the public in Germany. This international project aims to…
The exhibition is available to view in QMUL Library, Mile End Rd, E1 4NS during library opening hours.
We are excited to announce that the Leo Baeck Institutes in Jerusalem and London celebrated the launch of their international collaboration on the 28th of November 2023 at the German National Library in Berlin (Staatsbibliothek Unter den Linden, Berlin). The online exhibition called Library of Lost Books, a project dedicated to the Hochschule für die Wissenschaft des Judentums. 
 
The Library of Lost Books launch event was held at the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (Berlin State Library…
The Leo Baeck Institute Jerusalem together with Leo Baeck Institute London and the association Freunde und Förderer des Leo Baeck Instituts are pleased to announce the launch of our hybrid exhibition project centred on the Hochschule für die Wissenschaft des Judentums and the remnants of its library:
The Library of Lost Books
https://libraryoflostbooks.com/
This exhibition project aspires to engage broad international audiences in joining the search for the library’s lost books as citizen…
New Innovative Project: "Have you seen this book?" combines a virtual online campaign with parallel physical exhibitions addressing both the Nazi theft and the rescue of a German-Jewish library. This collaborative initiative of the Leo Baeck Institute Jerusalem and the Leo Baeck Institute London is funded by the Foundation Remembrance, Responsibility and Future (EVZ) and the German Federal Ministry of Finance (BMF).The Freunde und Förderer des Leo…