A New Digital Archive Formally Launches: DigiBaeck – Access Five Centuries of German-Jewish History Online, Brewster Kahle Speaks at Launch Event
The DigiBaeck launch event took place today in New York City and included remarks from Internet Archive founder, Brewster Kahle about digitization (archived video embedded below).
The digital archive is being made available by the Leo Baeck Institute located at The Center for Jewish History in New York City.
What does the digital archive contain?
From the Web Site:
- Free access to primary source materials from 5 centuries of German-Jewish history
- 3.5 million pages of archival materials, 2,000 artworks, 25,000 photographs, 2,000 unpublished memoirs, and numerous rare books
- Materials from Martin Luther, Moses Mendelssohn, Albert Einstein, Leo Baeck, Franz Rosenzweig, Martin Buber, Joseph Roth, Hermann Struck, Hugo Steiner-Prag etc…
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