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The Archive

The Jewish Museum Berlin's archive is located in the Academy of the Jewish Museum Berlin across the street from the museum and safeguards over 1,500 sets of documents chronicling the diverse lives and destinies of German Jews and German-Jewish families.

In line with the broad definition of the Museum's mission, the archive aims to document German-Jewish history in all its diversity: religious, cultural, political, and business life as well as social festivities and personal experiences. The historical foci of the collection lie in the 19th and 20th centuries, with a geographical focus in Berlin, where around one third of the German Jews lived.


Aubrey Pomerance
Head of Archives JMB/Leo Baeck Institute
Tel: +49 (0)30 259 93 556
Fax: +49 (0)30 259 93 409

The archive also houses a dependency of the New York Leo Baeck Institute Archive, providing access to  over 4,500 microfilms at the Jewish Museum Berlin Reading Room, as well as a dependency of the Wiener Library with approximately 500 microfilms documenting the Nazi era and its crimes.

All holdings can be viewed by researchers, students, and other interested parties in the Museum's Reading Room on request.

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