Eva Hoffe, Original Heiress of Kafka Letters Forced to Give Them to Israel’s National Library, Dies at 85

After prolonged legal battles and a Supreme Court ruling, Eva Hoffe had to relinquish Czech-Jewish novelist's papers, many still stuck in safes in Israel and abroad

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Eva Hoffe, the Israeli woman who inherited the writer Franz Kafka’s papers, then lost them in court to the National Library of Israel, died yesterday at 85, according to a relative’s Facebook post.