"I wanted to prove that it is possible, in our dialect, our old authentic dialect, to find touchingly poetic words to express the sentiments of noble souls."
The BNU acquired the papers of the poet Nathan Katz (1892-1981) in 2002. The documents include his works (in the form of typed and handwritten copies), a file of biographical information, personal notebooks, and correspondence. As a contribution to making his work better known, the BNU organised an exhibition devoted to Nathan Katz in 2004. The booklet published to mark the occasion (and still available on sale) provides information on the work of this great Alsatian poet.