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[BKARTS] Anna-Amalia library on fire (Weimar, Germany)



Fire at historic library


FIRE swept through an historic 17th century library in the eastern
German city of Weimar early today.

Firefighters battled the flames which spread across the entire roof
and the top floor of the Anna-Amalia library.

Built in 1691, it holds around one million books including the
world's largest collection of Faust by Johann Wolfgang Goethe,
considered Germany's greatest writer and who lived in Weimar for a
large part of his life.

The library specialises in German literature between 1750 and 1850.

The cause of the blaze was not known.

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