Manuscript from the collections of the National Library of Bulgaria included in the UNESCO “Memory of the World” register

A 16th-century transcript of “Masnavi-ye-Ma’navi”, the only known copy of the poet’s work at the National Library of Bulgaria, has been added to the UNESCO “Memory of the World” register. The manuscript is the work of the renowned Persian philosopher, mystic, spiritual leader, and poet Jalal al-Din Muhammad Balkhi, also known as Rumi.

2023 Hidden Stories grantees announced

The “Hidden Stories Fund” is a temporary fund to support CENL members who have new projects to collect, preserve, research and highlight the stories from, by and related to underrepresented communities in their national collections. In its meeting in September, the CENL Executive Committee reviewed all of the submissions and awarded three grants.

Frag nach! Just ask!

The German Exile Archive 1933–1945 has been cooperating closely with eyewitnesses Kurt S. Maier and Inge Auerbacher to create digital interactive interviews that explore their experiences of anti-Semitic persecution and exile after 1933. The interviews are accompanied by an exhibition.