Donations and legacies from German-Jewish families as well as from contributors all over the world have greatly enriched our collections and archives. The museum is always grateful to receive objects, artwork, and documents that will extend our collections for future exhibits and advance research projects.
Of particular interest are photographs, documents, film clips, paintings and graphic art, sculptures, textiles, ceremonial objects and three-dimensional everyday objects.
Company histories, e.g., from the textile or cigarette industries
Trading professions, e.g., trade representatives
Craftspeople, e.g., food traders (i.e. bakers, confectioners etc.)
Professionals e.g., doctors, lawyers, journalists
Scientists and artists
Rabbis, cantors, teachers (of religion), municipal employees
Further themes of interest: Women's professional lives, "Aryanization," and "Compensation," professional lives in the post-war years
Jewish Institutions and Jewish Religious and Social Life
Jewish celebrations and festivals, life cycle rituals such as circumcision, Bar and Bat Mitzvah celebrations, weddings and funerals
Domestic festivities, kosher cuisine
Synagogues and services
Charities, logs (B'nei Brith), religious education, education of girls and women, Jewish youth groups, students' fraternities, sports clubs, community life in both East and West Germany after 1945
Zionist associations and organizations, Theodor Herzl and his followers, journeys to Palestine
Rural communities, e.g., in South Germany; cattle and corn trade, peddlers, relations with the Christian rural community.
Head of Archives JMB/Leo Baeck Institute
Tel: +49 (0)30 259 93 556
Fax: +49 (0)30 259 93 409
Please contact the Jewish Museum if you think you may have materials of interest which you would like to donate. The museum requires your name, your address, and a brief description of the objects you are interested in donating. Please do not send any materials unannounced.