Leo Baeck Institute

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The Leo Baeck Institute is named after Leo Baeck, the last public representative of the Jewish community in Nazi Germany, and was founded in 1955 by the Council of Jews from Germany. It is the mission of the Institute to preserve for posterity the history and culture of German-speaking Jewry.

The London LBI organises a broad range of events such as lecture programmes and international conferences, both in the UK and abroad, as well as funding fellowships. The Institute has recently established two research professorships to investigate the role of German-speaking Jews in 19th and 20th century academe.

In its role as an educational charity the London LBI provides information to the general public, advises scholars and students engaged in research on German-Jewish history, collects archival material for the New York Leo Baeck Institute, acts as referee to organisations funding scholarships, vets manuscripts submitted to publishers in the UK, Germany and the United States, and acts as examiner for doctoral and masters candidates in British universities.

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Association or society

Opening hours

Mon-Thu 10-5
Fri 10-3

Admission charges


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European Leo Baeck Institute Lecture Series London, 2045-16

European Leo Baeck Institute Lecture Series London, 2015–16. The Politics of Land. Archaeology, Architecture and City Planning in Israel

  • 3 December 2015 6:30-8:15pm

Dr Daniel Wildmann (Acting Director, Leo Baeck Institute London) has the pleasure in inviting you to the second lecture in the series:

Dr Thabet Abu Rass (Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel)
Land, Power and Resistance in Israel: The Case of the Bedouins of the Negev
6.30pm, 3rd December 2015

In this lecture the state policies toward tens of thousands of the indigenous inhabitants of the Negev region in Israel who live in ‘unrecognized villages’, will be highlighted. Militarizing space to secure land has always been one of the means to control land. The Prawer Plan is the current attempt of displacing the Bedouins to finalize their land claims and urbanize them against their will. The landowners have tried all means of resistance including the legal and political ones, however, they didn't succeed. Therefore, they returned to their tribal roots in a last, but incredibly effective attempt to challenge the imminent confiscation of the lands of their ancestors.

Abu Rass is a political geographer and an expert in land and planning. He teaches courses at Ben Gurion University.

Lectures will be held at the German Historical Institute London, 17 Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2NJ and begin at 6.30pm.

Admission is free but places are strictly limited and must be reserved in advance by contacting the Leo Baeck Institute, London (email info@leobaeck.co.uk or phone 020 7882 5690).


German Historical Institute
17 Bloomsbury Square

Getting there

Underground: Holborn, Russell Square; Bus: 1, 7, 8, 19, 25, 38, 55, 59, 68, 91, 98, 134, 168, 171, 188, 242, 243, 521, X68


Admission is free but places are strictly limited and must be reserved in advance by contacting the Leo Baeck Institute, London (email info@leobaeck.co.uk or phone 020 7882 5690).



Leo Baeck Institute
2nd Floor, Arts Two Building
Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End Road
Greater London
E1 4NS






020 7882 5690


020 7882 6901

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