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A Translation of Nelly Sachs

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Nelly Sachs, a German-Jewish poet who escaped to Sweden in 1940, continues to be well-loved throughout Europe while still barely known in the United States — this, despite the fact that she was a co-recipient (with Israeli author Shmuel Yosef Agnon) of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1966. Sachs wrote about the Holocaust from a unique perspective informed by the traditions of Orthodox Judaism and in particular, the images of mystical Judaism.

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