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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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“Nelly Sachs: Who was the poet who escaped Nazi Germany and recorded the Holocaust in verse?” | Independent: https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/nelly-sachs-poet-nazi-germany-sweden-holocaust-poem-house-of-death-jewish-jews-a8675606.html

“Nelly Sachs Poems: My Poetic Side” https://mypoeticside.com/poets/nelly-sachs-poems

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