Nelly Sachs


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Original Name Leonie Sachs
Death 12 May 1970 (aged 78)
Sodermalm, Stockholms kommun, Stockholms län, Sweden
Burial Solna, Solna kommun, Stockholms län, Sweden
Plot Jewish cemetery- Grave # 3761
Memorial ID 6862 View Source

Author. Born in Berlin, Germany, she was most recognized as a dramatist and poet in addition to being a spokeswoman for the Jews. Her poetry is intensely lyrical and reflects some the experiences resulting from the rise of the Nazis in World War II Europe. As a playwright and poet, some of her best known works included "In den Wohnungen des Todes" (1947), "Eli: Ein Mysterienspiel vom Leiden Israels" (1950), "Flucht und Verwandlung" (1959), "Fahrt ins Staublose" (1961) and "Zeichen im Sand" (1962). In 1966, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature. She died of cancer at age 78 in Stockholm, Sweden.

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  • Added: 6 Nov 1999
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Nelly Sachs (10 Dec 1891–12 May 1970), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6862, citing Norra Begravningsplatsen, Solna, Solna kommun, Stockholms län, Sweden ; Maintained by Find a Grave .