Imre Kertesz

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Birthday
9, 1929
Birthplace
Hungary
Death Date
Mar 31, 2016 (86)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
9, 1929
Birthplace
Hungary
Death Date
Mar 31, 2016 (86)

About

Nobel Prize-winning author and Holocaust survivor. His best-known works include Fatelessness, Liquidation, and Kaddish for a Child Not Born.

Before Fame

At the age of fourteen, he was imprisoned by the Nazis at the infamous Auschwitz concentration camp. He was later transferred to the Buchenwald camp.

Trivia

He translated Nietzsche's The Birth of Tragedy from German into Hungarian.

Family Life

He was born to a Jewish family in Budapest, Hungary.

Associated With

He criticized director Steven Spielberg's film Schindler's List for its inaccurate depiction of the Holocaust.