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Nelly Sachs, Nobel Literature Laureate | Women's History with Jone Johnson Lewis
Nelly Sachs won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1966. A German Jew born in Berlin, December 10, 1891, Nelly Sachs began writing poetry and plays early. Her early work was not notable, but Swedish writer Selma Lagerlöf exchanged letters with her and encouraged her writing. In 1940, Lagerlöf helped Nelly Sachs escape to Sweden with her …