Balys Sruoga

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Birthday
2, 1896
Birthplace
Lithuania
Death Date
Oct 16, 1947 (51)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
2, 1896
Birthplace
Lithuania
Death Date
Oct 16, 1947 (51)

About

Lithuanian novelist, poet, playwright, and literary critic who is best known for a novel entitled The Forest of Gods. The autobiographical work is based on his time spent in a Nazi concentration camp.

Before Fame

He received a Ph.D. in Lithuanian folklore from the University of Munich.

Trivia

He and nearly fifty other Lithuanian-born intellectuals were imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp in the spring of 1943.

Family Life

He was raised in Birzai, Lithuania, and he later relocated to St. Petersburg, Munich, and finally, Vilnius.

Associated With

He and Czeslaw Milosz were both Lithuanian poets.