Hans Sahl

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Hans Sahl (l.)with Fritz J. Raddatz in Literaturhaus Hamburg

Hans Sahl (born Hans Salomon in Dresden on 20 May 1902; died in Tübingen on 27 April 1993) was a poet, critic, and novelist who began during the Weimar Republic. He came from an affluent Jewish background, but like many such German Jews he fled Germany due to the Nazis. First to Czechoslovakia in 1933, then to Switzerland, and then France. In France he was interned along with Walter Benjamin. He would later flee Marseille and work with Varian Fry to help other artists or intellectuals fleeing Nazism.[1] He became known as one of the anti-fascist exiles and in the US translated Arthur Miller, Thornton Wilder, and Tennessee Williams into German.[2]

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  • Media related to Hans Sahl at Wikimedia Commons