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Bruno Schulz
Birth: Jul. 12, 1892
Death: Nov. 19, 1942

Author, Artist. He is considered one of Poland's great literary stylists of the 20th Century. In his short-story collections "Cinnamon Shops" (known in English-speaking countries as "Street of Crocodiles", 1934) and "Sanitorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass" (1937), and the novella "The Comet" (1938), Schulz invested prosaic events with dreamlike imagery and intense imagination. He illustrated his books with moody etchings. Some critics have compared him to Franz Kafka (Schulz translated Kafka's "The Trial" into Polish in 1936), but his style is more sensual and less pessimistic. The son of a Jewish merchant, Schulz was born in Drohobycz, Poland (now Drohobych, Ukraine). He studied architecture at the University of Lvov and painting in Vienna, then returned to his hometown to teach art at a boys' school. A solitary man, he never married and spent his free time writing, drawing, and observing his neighbors. In 1934 Schulz began publishing his stories at the urging of Zofia Nalkowska, a popular Warsaw novelist. He received the Polish Academy of Literature's prestigious Golden Laurel award in 1938. With the German occupation of Poland during World War II Schulz was forced to live in the Jewish ghetto of Drohobycz, though he had some protection from an S. S. officer who liked his drawings. He worked on a novel, "The Messiah", but the manuscript has not survived. On November 19, 1942, the S. S. randomly massacred over 250 Jews on the streets of Drohobycz; Schulz was one of them, shot by a Gestapo officer who had a grudge against his protector. That very day he was set to leave Drohobycz for Warsaw, having obtained "Aryan" papers from the Polish underground. A friend secretly buried Schulz in the town's Jewish Cemetery, but it was later obliterated by the Nazis and his gravesite is now unknown. Schulz's fiction was reissued in Poland in 1957, translated into German and French, and first appeared in English in 1963. His work provided the basis for two films: "The Hour-Glass Sanitorium", made in Poland in 1973, and "Street of Crocodiles" (1986), an animated feature by Stephen and Timothy Quay. (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
 
Burial:
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Specifically: Jewish Cemetery (now defunct), Drohobych, Ukraine.
 
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Originally Created by: Bobb Edwards
Record added: Aug 02, 2005
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Bruno Schulz
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Bruno Schulz
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- lisa greenman
 Added: Nov. 19, 2010

- Sarah Gruwell
 Added: Dec. 11, 2009
HIS LIGHT SHINES ON.
- P.S.
 Added: Dec. 7, 2009
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