Cologne Archive Update

L’Archivista mentions the following articles in the English language:,0,5628154.story (the photo shows Professor Polley from the Marburg Archive School)

L’Archivista: A brief piece centering upon a group of Czech archivists who volunteered at the site appears, interestingly, in the online edition of today’s People’s Daily (the official paper of China’s Communist Party). According to this article, the Czech volunteers estimate that no more than 30 percent of the Cologne Archive’s holdings will be “saved.”

This figure contrasts quite sharply with that advanced by officials in Cologne: according to a recent Deutsche Press-Agenter news release, approximately 80 percent of the archive’s holdings have been recovered. There is no evidence that the Czech archivists have better sources than the DPA.

Our last summary (by Frank Schloeffel) was from May, 7:


Autor: Klaus Graf

Historiker und Archivar, Blogger

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