Sachs Nelly
Country Sweden
Category Literature
Year 1966

Sachs Nelly, 1891 - 1970, Year won 1966, in her poetry gives the suffering of the Jewish people universal meaning..

Nelly Sachs was born in Berlin in 1891. Together with her mother, she managed to flee Nazi Germany to Sweden before the Second World War. The rest of her family perished in the German concentration camps.

In 1966, Nelly Sachs was awarded the Nobel prize in literature, together with Shmuel-Yosef Agnon, “For her outstanding lyrical and dramatic writing, which interprets Israel’s destiny with touching strength.”

Nelly Sachs died in Stockholm in 1970.

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