When Franz Kafka died in 1924, his loyal champion Max Brod could not bring himself to fulfil his friend's last instruction: to burn his remaining manuscripts. Instead, Brod devoted the rest of his life to publishing and canonising Kafka's work. That 'betrayal' of his friend's last wish led to an international legal battle — raising the question of whether Kafka's papers should come to rest in Germany, or be considered the cultural inheritance of Israel. Or is there another unexpected answer to this dilemma? Our panel discuss the gripping account of the Israeli court case that determined the fate of the Brod/Kafka legacy.
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