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Nelly Sachs
Nelly Sachs, 1966
Nelly Sachs, 1966
Born Leonie Sachs
(1891-12-10)10 December 1891
Schöneberg, Germany
Died 12 May 1970(1970-05-12) (aged 78)
Stockholm, Sweden
Occupation Poet, Playwright
Nationality German
Notable awards Nobel Prize in Literature
1966

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Nelly Sachs (1891–1970) was a German poet and a Nobel Prize winner. Her experiences resulting from the rise of the Nazis in World War II Europe transformed her into a poignant spokesperson for the grief and yearnings of her fellow Jewish people.

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