Ilya Ehrenburg

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Birthday
27, 1891
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Aug 31, 1967 (76)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
27, 1891
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Aug 31, 1967 (76)

About

Russian wartime journalist who was one of the mot prolific and notable authors of the Soviet Union.

Before Fame

When he was seventeen years old, the tsar's secret police arrested him and sentenced him for five months for being involved with the Bolshevik organization.

Trivia

The Black Book, which he co-edited in 1944, was the first great work documenting the Holocaust.

Family Life

His father worked as an engineer in Kiev.

Associated With

His gravestone was adorned with a portrait of him, which was drawn by his friend Pablo Picasso.