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December 10, 1891

“Death was my teacher, metaphors are my wounds.”  Nelly Sachs

Nelly Sachs Jewish German-Swedish poet and playwright is born.

Nelly Sachs was a Jewish 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.

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