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Germany's 'literary pope', Holocaust survivor Reich-Ranicki, dead at 93

Marcel Reich-Ranicki, Germany's leading literary critic and Holocaust survivor, has died aged 93, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper, of which he was literature editor for many years, announced on Wednesday. Reich-Ranicki was a Polish-born Jew who became the most influential literature critic in his adoptive country of Germany after World War II.

German literary critic and Holocaust survivor Reich-Ranicki dead at 93

BERLIN (Reuters) - Marcel Reich-Ranicki, Germany's best-known literary critic and a survivor of the Warsaw Ghetto, died on Wednesday aged 93, his publisher said. Reich-Ranicki, a Jew born in Poland in 1920, almost perished at the Nazis' hands in World War Two but went on to become one of the leading advocates of German literature and culture during his long post-war career as a journalist, writer and critic.

Germany's top literary critic, Holocaust survivor, dead

Marcel Reich-Ranicki, Germany's leading literary critic and Holocaust survivor, has died aged 93, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper, of which he was book editor for many years, said on Wednesday. Reich-Ranicki was a Polish-born Jew who became the most influential literature critic in his adoptive country of Germany after World War II. The renowned and feared reviewer, who for years made and broke literary reputations in newspaper articles and on television, was born Marcel Reich to a Polish Jewish father and a German Jewish mother in Wloclawek, central Poland.
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