Miervaldis Birze

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Birthday
21, 1921
Birthplace
Latvia
Death Date
Jul 6, 2000 (79)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
21, 1921
Birthplace
Latvia
Death Date
Jul 6, 2000 (79)

About

A Latvian writer, physician, and Holocaust survivor, he published his famous work, Yet Icebound Rivers Flow, in 1957. The work was influenced by his time spent in Nazi concentration camps.

Before Fame

He joined the Young Communist League and was arrested in 1941 during the Nazi Occupation of Latvia.

Trivia

He escaped from the Buchenwald concentration camp.

Family Life

He was born in Rujiena, Latvia to a municipal employee father.

Associated With

He and Elie Wiesel were both Holocaust survivors who wrote about their experiences.

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