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Sachs(zäks, săks), Hans 1494-1576.
German writer and Meistersinger noted for his many dramas, poems, and songs. His life inspired Wagner's opera Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1868).
Sachs, Nelly 1891-1970.
German writer whose work is based on the suffering of the Jewish people during World War II. She shared the 1966 Nobel Prize for literature.
1. (Biography) Hans (hans). 1494–1576, German master shoemaker and Meistersinger, portrayed by Wagner in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
2. (Biography) Nelly (Leonie). 1891–1970, German Jewish poet and dramatist, who escaped from Nazi Germany and settled in Sweden. Her works include Eli: A Mystery Play of the Sufferings of Israel (1951) and 'O the Chimneys', a poem about the Nazi extermination camps. Nobel prize for literature 1966 jointly with Shmuel Yosef Agnon
1. Hans, 1494–1576, German Meistersinger.
2. Nelly (Leonie), 1891–1970, German poet and playwright, in Sweden after 1940: Nobel prize 1966.