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Archive Collection

The Karl Dedecius Archive was founded on July 15, 2001. The first part of Karl Dedecius' legacy was handed over by him to the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder) when he was still alive. It is located at the Collegium Polonicum in Słubice and forms the basis for the establishment of an archive of literary translators and cultural mediators. Since the first documents were donated, the archive's collection has grown to include personal archives and the legacies of other translators, and now includes approximately 500 linear meters of files and several hundred volumes of books.

The Karl Dedecius Archive collects the legacy of eminent personalities who have contributed to the spread of Polish literature and culture in Germany and German literature and culture in Poland. A special role is played here primarily by translators, but also by scientists, journalists, politicians and socially engaged collectors and bibliophiles.

Our collections (in alphabetical order):