Paul Celan

Paul Celan

November 23, 1920 – April 20, 1970
Countries: Romania

Paul Celan (ˈsɛlæn; ˈtseːlaːn; 23 November 1920 – c. 20 April 1970) was a Romanian-born German language poet and translator. He was born as Paul Antschel to a Jewish family in Cernăuți (German: Czernowitz), in the then Kingdom of Romania (now Chernivtsy, Ukraine), and adopted the pseudonym "Paul Celan". He became one of the major German-language poets of the post-World War II era.