Marcel Reich-Ranicki

Marcel Reich-Ranicki

Birth
Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland
Death 18 Sep 2013 (aged 93)
Frankfurt am Main, Stadtkreis Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany
Burial Frankfurt am Main, Stadtkreis Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany
Memorial ID 117341336 · View Source
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German-Polish literary critic. Born Marcel Reich in Wloclawek (Leslau), Poland, into a Jewish merchants´ family, he developed a keen interest in German literature. His parents sent him to a Berlin grammar school. In 1939, the Nazi régime expelled him back to Poland. After the invasion of Poland, he was locked in the Warsaw ghetto, where he married the Lodz-born Teofila Langnas.
When the inhabitants of the ghetto were to be sent to an extermination camp, he managed to escape with Teofila, hiding in the underground. His parents and his brother were killed.
After the war, he was sent by the re-established Polish state to London, where he served as Vice-consul. He then returned to Warsaw, working as journalist and editor. Being denounced as Zionist, he emigrated to Frankfurt in Germany. During the following years, adopting the name Reich-Ranicki, he worked for the leading daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, becoming the country´s most influential literary critic. His paper columns, his books as well as his television appearances established his reputation as German "Pope of literature".


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  • Created by: Dieter Birkenmaier
  • Added: 19 Sep 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 117341336
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Marcel Reich-Ranicki (2 Jun 1920–18 Sep 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 117341336, citing Hauptfriedhof Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt am Main, Stadtkreis Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany ; Maintained by Dieter Birkenmaier (contributor 46785965) .