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Boris Pahor

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Birthday
26, 1913
Birthplace
Trieste, Italy
DEATH DATE
May 30, 2022 (108)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
26, 1913
Birthplace
Trieste, Italy
DEATH DATE
May 30, 2022 (108)

About

Notable Slovene writer best known for his autobiographical novel, Necropolis, which is narrated by a survivor of the Nazi concentration camps. Pahor received the prestigious Preseren Award in 1992. The French Government awarded him the Legion of Honour. 

Before Fame

Before becoming a prisoner at the infamous Dachau and Bergen-Belsen concentration camps, he studied Italian literature at the University of Padua.

Trivia

An opponent of Communism, he was a member of the Slovene Democratic Opposition. In September of 2019, he was the oldest living survivor of the Holocaust. 

Family Life

He was born in Trieste, Austria-Hungary (present-day Italy). He later married Radoslava Premrl.

Associated With

He and Ivan Cankar were both poets and activists who were involved with Slovene politics.