Nelly Leonie Sachs (seed Saints) was born in Berlin, capital of Germany Family Jewish from the middle class, her father was an industrialist tiny. She was an only child and has received an excellent education. Her songs first started when she was 17, and began to appear in newspapers at the age of twenty. There were These conservative and romantic songs, and later completely changed the carriers served and shape.
In 1940 she was a candidate for forced labor by the Nazis, and only the intervention of the famous Swedish writer Selma Lagerlöf saved her life. Lgrlf had engaged rescue the Swedish royal family, and Nelly Sachs and her old mother were rescued from Germany and brought to Stockholm. Stockholm life was not easy, she lived with her mother in a small apartment and living by translating.
Song of Nelly Sachs has completely changed with the Holocaust, and she became the song of lamentation over the Jewish people exterminated in the death camps. Visually engaged on this issue from various perspectives. With translation work of English in the early 60s of the twentieth century, became famous around the world.
Nelly Sachs won a prize in the prestigious German publishers in 1965. At the ceremony she said in support of reconciliation with the Germans, and declared that, despite the horrors she and her mother last year, is tantamount to believe in the possibility of having another German. In 1966, at the age of 75 years, won the Nobel Prize for literature together with Agnon. It was one of the rare cases where two winners shared the most important literary prize in the world. She is quoted as saying that while Agnon represents the State of Israel, is represents the tragedy of the Jewish people.
Nelly Sachs creativity of her poems have been translated into Hebrew and its best-known play, "me".