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Torched library kindles history of cultural ruins

Posted: August 25, 2014 at 3:36 a.m.

LEUVEN, Belgium -- A century after German forces burned down the Leuven University library, Marie Legrand still has visions of the horrid scene. Even the scent of smoke she smelled as a 3-year-old stings in her mind to this day.

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