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Nelly (Leonie) Sachs

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Poet and playwright, born in Berlin, Germany. Of Jewish descent, she fled from Nazi Germany in 1940, settled in Stockholm, and took Swedish nationality. Her best-known play is Eli: ein Mysterienspiel vom Leiden Israels (1951, Eli: a Mystery Play of the Sufferings of Israel). She shared with S Y Agnon the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1966.

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