You are now in front of The David Berg Rare Book Room. This shared space holds the Center partners' most valuable treasures. There are rare books, first editions, illuminated manuscripts, and letters. The room brings together Jewish written materials from around the world.
Among the treasures that are showcased here are works from Albert Einstein; Franz Kafka; Moses Mendelssohn, the philosopher and Jewish enlightenment thinker; Theodor Herzl, the father of modern political Zionism; Nelly Sachs, the playwright and poet, and Emma Lazarus, the writer whose verse appears on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty.
Now, walk back through the Great Hall toward 16th Street... Locate the stairs or the elevator. Proceed up to the mezzanine or second floor.