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This story just broke my heart...only weeks away from being moved into a
secure storage vault thousands of irreplaceable books were destroyed in a
library fire in Germany.   Sadly many of the works were destroyed not by
fire but by the water.  Apparently the entire Luther Bible collection, save
one, was damaged.  That Luther Bible volume was saved when hundreds of
library employees and local citizens formed a human chain to rescue
numerous volumes from the fire.  Their efforts apparently only ended when
the roof was about to collapse.

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/5909136/
http://www.dw-world.de/english/0,1594,1432_A_1316451_1_A,00.html
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2004/09/05/2003201708

The German federal authorities have apparently joined the investigation of
the fire.
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