Huge Franz Kafka archive to be made public

An Israeli judge has ruled that a disputed cache of papers belonging to Max Brod should be published.

Carried out of Prague in a suitcase in 1939 and kept hidden for decades, a huge collection of documents by Franz Kafka and his friend Max Brod is set to be made public for the first time following a ruling by a Tel Aviv judge.

The long-running trial over the ownership of the manuscripts came to a conclusion on Sunday, when judge Talia Kopelman-Pardo ruled in Tel Aviv that the collection should be handed to the Israeli National Library in Jerusalem. The library has said that it will publish the documents, which run to tens of thousands of pages and include notebooks of Kafka’s writing, online.

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