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Michael Knoche

He rescued the Luther Bible when the Herzogin Anna Amalia Library went up in flames.

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Michael Knoche on the future of the book

Residence: Weimar

Occupation: Director of the Herzogin Anna Amalia Library in Weimar

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Awards: Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, Gutenberg Prize of the City of Mainz and the International Gutenberg Society

Unforgettable moment: Rescued the Luther Bible from the flames when the Herzogin Anna Amalia Library caught on fire in 2004.

On the value of the book: "The book is a wonderful invention and I think it has a great future ahead."

On the future of the book: "Books will become a luxury item. But for everything that requires intensive reading - that's where I see a big future for the printed book."

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