Paul Celan

Date of birth: 11/23/1920 | Date of death: 04/20/1970

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Paul Celan was one of the major German language poets and translator after World War II. His poetry being influenced by his traumatic experience during the Holocaust is distinct by its great complexity and extraordinary power. He was born as Paul Antschel into a Jewish family in Czernowitz (Cernăuţi), Northern Bukovina, a region then part of Romania and changed his name to "Paul Celan" (where Celan in Romanian would be pronounced Chelan, and was derived from Ancel, pronounced Antshel). Read more on Wikipedia