Many thanks to Cronaca for spreading the word!
Cultural suicide at Karlsruhe
This story has remained essentially invisible outside Germany, and I’m not sure why. It’s been headline news there: a proposed selloff of 3500 of the 4200 medieval manuscripts — many of them of the highest importance — in the Badische Landesbibliothek of Karlsruhe. Worse, the money wouldn’t even go to the library, or even to any public entity […]
BTW: The Online petition is closed.
Here is a list of the relevant entries of ARCHIVALIA’s “English Corner” on the Karlsruhe case.