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German-Jewish author Edgar Hilsenrath dies at 92

 

January 2, 2019



BERLIN (AP) — Edgar Hilsenrath, a German-Jewish writer whose fictional account of the Holocaust from the perspective of a Nazi perpetrator became a best-seller, has died at 92.

The German news agency dpa quoted Hilsenrath's second wife, Marlene, as confirming Tuesday that the author died Dec. 30 in western Germany after battling pneumonia.

Born in Leipzig in 1926, Hilsenrath moved to Romania at 12 to escape Nazi persecution, and was later deported to Ukraine.

His first novel, "Night," recounting the horrors of trying to survive in a Jewish ghetto, was published in 1954.

Hilsenrath gained...



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