Friday, October 23, 2009

Germany: Germany refuses to return Kafka manuscript to Israel reports The German Museum of Modern Literature has rejected a demand from Israel's National Library that it return the manuscript of Franz Kafka's novel "The Trial."

The National Library claims the manuscript was illegally sold to Germany by Esther Hoffe, former assistant to Kafka's friend Max Brod, and that it is the manuscript's legal heir.

The museum, however, said the manuscript was bought transparently, at a public auction, without objections.

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