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Nelly Sachs (1891 - 1967)

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  • Nelly Sachs, poet and playwright, was born in Berlin in 1891. Her first poems were published in 1929. In 1940 she and her mother fled to Sweden, where she was granted nationality in 1952. Her correspondence with Paul Celan began in 1954. In 1966, the year before she died, she was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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