German authorDied when: 78 years 153 days (941 months)
Star Sign: Sagittarius
Nelly Sachs (10 December 1891 – 12 May 1970) was a 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 Jews.
Her best-known play is Eli: Ein Mysterienspiel vom Leiden Israels (1950); other works include the poems "Zeichen im Sand" (1962), "Verzauberung" (1970), and the collections of poetry In den Wohnungen des Todes (1947), Flucht und Verwandlung (1959), Fahrt ins Staublose (1961), and Suche nach Lebenden (1971).
She was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1966.