Nelly Sachs, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Nelly Sachs

Jewish German poet and playwright

Date of Birth: 10-Dec-1891

Place of Birth: Berlin-Schöneberg, Berlin, Germany

Date of Death: 12-May-1970

Profession: writer, poet, playwright, translator

Nationality: Sweden, Germany

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Nelly Sachs

  • Nelly Sachs (10 December 1891 – 12 May 1970) was a German-Swedish poet and playwright.
  • Her experiences resulting from the rise of the Nazis in World War II Europe transformed her into a poignant spokesperson for the grief and yearnings of her fellow Jewish people.
  • Her best-known play is Eli: Ein Mysterienspiel vom Leiden Israels (1950); other works include the poems "Zeichen im Sand" (1962), "Verzauberung" (1970), and the collections of poetry In den Wohnungen des Todes (1947), Flucht und Verwandlung (1959), Fahrt ins Staublose (1961), and Suche nach Lebenden (1971).
  • She was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1966.

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