Paul Celan

Paul Celan

Birth
Romania
Death 20 Apr 1970 (aged 49)
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Burial Thiais, Departement du Val-de-Marne, Île-de-France, France
Memorial ID 9431392 · View Source
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Poet. His original name is Paul Antschel. He was born in Czernovitz, in Romania. Because of his jewish origin, in the 2nd World War he was interned to a Nazi labor camp, from where he escaped to the Red Army. In 1945 he started to publish translations. (He spoke several languages, including German, Romanian, Russian, French.) As a translator, he brought out works from writers such as Paul Valéry, Michaux, Mandelstam etc. His own collected poems was published at first in 1947, but just his second book (Poppy and Memory / "Mohn und Gedaechtnis") received critical attention. His most famous poem is Fugue of Death / "Todenfuge", it is about the life in the Nazi death camps.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Paul Celan (23 Nov 1920–20 Apr 1970), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9431392, citing Cimetière de Thiais, Thiais, Departement du Val-de-Marne, Île-de-France, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .