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Karl Dedecius Archive

The Karl Dedecius Archive was founded in 2001. The reknowned translator of Polish literature endowed the European University Viadrina library with his entire collection of materials as a loan. This collection, together with archival materials from Henryk Bereska and Erich Dauzenroth, as well as the Janusz-Korczak-Collection, are located in the Collegium Polonicum. The archive is one of the largest “treasures on the Oder” for the ZIP, and represents one of many areas of concentration for the Center. The collections are ideal for the Center in its focus on literature, translation, history, politics and theatrical studies. The online platform intends to disseminate the collected materials, in addition to the Dedecius-Jahrgang in print-form, world-wide.