New Home of Leo Baeck Institute Dedicated in N.y.; Has 30,000 Books

The dedication of the new home of the Leo Baeck Institute in this city was announced here today by Dr. Max Gruenwald, president of the Institute, which has a library of 30,000 books dealing with the history, philosophy, culture and economic contributions of German-speaking Jews from central Europe, as well as many rare archives and documents.

The Institute perpetuates the memory of the late Chief Rabbi Baeck of Germany, leader of German Jewry until his imprisonment in the Theresienstadt concentration camp during the Nazi regime. Dr. Baeck was also an eminent author and one of the world leaders of Reform Jewry. Other branches of the Leo Baeck Institute have been established in London, where Dr. Baeck died in 1956, and in Jerusalem.

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