Karl Dedecius

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Karl Dedecius in 2006

Karl Dedecius (20 May 1921 – 26 February 2016) was a Polish-born German translator. He translated works of Polish and Russian literature.[1] He was born in Łódź, Poland. In 1959, he published his first anthology, Lektion der Stille (Lesson of Silence). In 1980, he founded the German Poland Institute in Darmstadt.[2] He served as director from 1980 through 1997.[1]

Dedecius died in Frankfurt on 26 February 2016. He was aged 94.[1]

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