Kinder- und Hausmärchen (Children’s and Household Tales)
Documentary heritage submitted by Germany and recommended for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 2005.
The “Kinder- und Hausmärchen” (Children’s and Household Tales; hereafter KHM) of the Brothers Grimm are, next to the Luther Bible, the most well-known and most widely distributed book worldwide of German cultural history. They are at the same time the first systematic compilation and the first scientific documentation of the entire European and Oriental fairy tale tradition. Translations exist in over 160 languages and cultural dialects from all continents.