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Edgar Hilsenrath

German-Jewish writer

1926   -   2018

country of citizenship: Germany
language of expression: German
occupation: writer, poet
award received: Alfred-Döblin-Preis, Lion-Feuchtwanger-Preis, Jakob Wassermann Prize

Edgar Hilsenrath (April 2, 1926 – December 30, 2018) was a German-Jewish writer and Holocaust survivor. He wrote several fictional novels that gave an unvarnished view of the Holocaust which were partly based on his own experiences in a Nazi concentration camp. His main works are Night, The Nazi and the Barber, and The Story of the Last Thought. After fleeing Nazi Germany in 1944, he lived in Palestine and France, before settling in New York City in 1951 where he lived for 24 years and published his first novels. Although he was a naturalized United States citizen, he chose to return to Germany in 1975 where he lived until his death in 2018.
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