Cologne, Germany, Archives Building Collapses

Cologne, Germany, Archives Building Collapses

Dick Eastman blogged that a six-story building housing the archives of Cologne, Germany, collapsed Tuesday. It’s believed everyone inside the building escaped safely, but the condition of the archives’ centuries-old records is unknown. Expatica.com describes the archives' holdings as "65,000 original documents dating from the year 922 as...

Dick Eastman blogged that a six-story building housing the archives of Cologne, Germany, collapsed Tuesday. It’s believed everyone inside the building escaped safely, but the condition of the archives’ centuries-old records is unknown.

Expatica.com describes the archives’ holdings as “65,000 original documents dating from the year 922 as well as maps, films and photos and items left to the city by figures like composer Jacques Offenbach and Nobel Prize-winning author Heinrich Boell.”

See CNN’s report here.

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