Berlin's Staatsbibliothek is Germany's biggest research library open to the general public. Visitors can now pour over its extensive holdings in new, state-of-the-art reading rooms with plenty of light.
Berlin's first literature festival with and by African writers, "Writing in Migration" explores these authors' trans-cultural experiences. Ahead of the event, DW spoke to three authors taking part in its program.
Award-winning Israeli author Lizzie Doron became renowned for her books depicting the Jews' traumas. When she started researching the life of Palestinians — and became friends with the enemy — everything changed.
The largest Jewish building project in Germany since the Holocaust, Berlin's Jewish Campus is set to break ground on Sunday. The site will accommodate some 500 children and is designed to instill hope.
Many ties link Germany and Romania, and now the Eastern European country is guest of honor at the Leipzig Book Fair. While corruption affects its developing economy, Romania's rich cultural scene offers reasons to hope.
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