Ilya Ehrenburg, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Ilya Ehrenburg

Russian-Soviet writer and poet

Date of Birth: 27-Jan-1891

Place of Birth: Kiev, Ukraine

Date of Death: 31-Aug-1967

Profession: screenwriter, writer, poet, politician, translator, journalist, children's writer, novelist

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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About Ilya Ehrenburg

  • Ilya Grigoryevich Ehrenburg (Russian: ????´ ?????´?????? ??????´??, pronounced [?'l?ja gr??'gor?j?v?t? ?r??n'burk] (listen); 27 January [O.S.
  • 15 January] 1891 – 31 August 1967) was a Soviet writer, Bolshevik revolutionary, journalist and historian. Ehrenburg is among the most prolific and notable authors of the Soviet Union; he published around one hundred titles.
  • He became known first and foremost as a novelist and a journalist – in particular, as a reporter in three wars (First World War, Spanish Civil War and the Second World War).
  • His articles on the Second World War have provoked intense controversies in West Germany, especially during the sixties. The novel The Thaw gave its name to an entire era of Soviet politics, namely, the liberalization after the death of Joseph Stalin.
  • Ehrenburg's travel writing also had great resonance, as did to an arguably greater extent his memoir People, Years, Life, which may be his best known and most discussed work.
  • The Black Book, edited by him and Vassily Grossman, has special historical significance; detailing the genocide on Soviet citizens of Jewish ancestry by the Nazis, it is the first documentary work on the Holocaust.
  • In addition, Ehrenburg wrote a succession of works of poetry.

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