A network of government and academic institutions has launched the 'German Digital Library' - portal where anyone in the world can get reliable, academic information about Germany's cultural and scientific heritage.
Thousands of books, documents and historical treaties were damaged in the collapse of the Historical Archive of Cologne. Five years later, restoration continues. What does it take to bring these treasures back to life?
Diaries written by the famed German explorer Alexander von Humboldt as he toured central and southern America 200 years ago are to be sold by his descendants. Germany's Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation is the buyer.
Alexander von Humboldt's scientific journals aren't under state protection and could be auctioned to a private owner. If that happens, the public may lose access to one of the world's most important research projects.
While the German government still opposes distribution of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler’s manifesto "Mein Kampf," digital editions have recently become bestsellers online on iTunes and Amazon Kindle.
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