Nelly Sachs, the 74 year old German-Jewish poet and writer, was awarded the German Booksellers’ 1965 “Peace Prize” here today at a ceremony marking the end of the annual International Book Fair.
Frau Sachs whose family died in a Nazi concentration camp, fled Germany in 1940 and found refuge in Sweden where she now resides. Her poetry deals mainly with the sufferings of the Jews under the Nazis. In conferring the award West German President Heinrich Luebke praised Frau Sachs for “contributing towards a new understanding between the German people and the Jews.” Frau Sachs is the first woman to receive the “Peace Prize.”
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