Author Hans Keilson dies at 101

31st May 2011, Comments 0 comments

The Dutch-German author and psycho-analyst Hans Keilson has died in hospital in Hilversum. The announcement of his death was made by his German publisher S. Fischer Verlag in Frankfurt am Main.

The German-born Jewish author was 101 years old. He fled to the Netherlands during Nazi rule in Germany in 1936. His parents were murdered in Auschwitz concentration camp.

The elderly author was recently rediscovered when the The as masterpieces. The latter title had only just been published in English and the former had been out of print for many years.

In 2009, on his 100th birthday, Mr Keilson was honoured as an Officier of the Order of Oranje-Nassau.  

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