Martin Luther descendants

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500 years ago in October Martin Luther published his 95 theses. Maybe we could focus a bit on his family for this reason. I think there are quite a few issues that could be addressed such as cleaning up the birthplace of his children (Wittenburg, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany on WikiTree for all but Margarethe instead of the correct Wittenberg). For his descendants there exists a new publication "Nachkommen des Reformators Dr. Martin Luther" published in 2015 by the Lutheriden-Vereinigung e. V. which I have not yet seen. It would be interesting to learn if it could be useful for our purposes (names, dates, places, sources). Has anybody heard of it or seen it? It costs about €40.00 so advance knowledge would be helpful.
WikiTree profile: Martin Luther
in Genealogy Help by Helmut Jungschaffer G2G6 Pilot (547k points)
I'd explore the possibility that a public library somewhere might be able to obtain a copy of this. Often, if it gets into the public library system (at least in the US), you can do an inter-library loan that allows a library to send to another library the item for a brief loan (usually a month), which should be long enough to review the materials.

I'm not sure if such a thing exists in other countries, so I don't know if this helps. And if the document hasn't been translated from Deutsch, then there would only be a limited number of people who might be able to translate it in time to gain anything useful from it.

The only other possibility would be if this is an online version somewhere, but it seems unlikely considering that they are currently selling the item. Maybe an eReader version?
Inter Library service very good in England. Small fee applies. Sometimes precious books will only be sent to your local library and have to be consulted there.

Google Books has a listing, but no preview.

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I collect biographies of Martin Luther in English. Perhaps some of them might give some clues. There is also a wonderful Bible Study about Luther and his story on Lutheran Men's Network. The 3 part series have titles of Martin the Man, Martin the Moment and Martin the Movement. Please see https://www.lhm.org/men/studydetail.asp?id=27156 for more information.
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