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Sachs, Nelly
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(properly Leonie; Dec 10, 1891, Berlin – May 12, 1970, Stockholm), eminent author. She began writing poems and sonnets in 1910. In 1940 she fled to Stockholm to escape the terror of National Socialism. Her texts reflect her involvement with Jewish identity, kabbalistic mysticism, and the Shoa (Holocaust). Her language is highly metaphoric and free. Through her translations of modern Swedish poetry, she established contacts with the literary groups associated with Walter A. Berndso…

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Christophersen, Claudia, “Sachs, Nelly”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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