Author: Maurice Sachs

Maurice Sachs (France, 1906—Germany, 1945) was a French author known for his autobiographical writings. He worked as an editor of a major publishing house and in 1935 published his first novel, Alias. A gay Jewish man, Sachs began World War II by hosting an anti-fascist radio program. Sachs then moved to Hamburg, where he was a black marketeer and an informer for the Gestapo. In 1943, Sachs was arrested and sent to the Fuhlsbüttel concentration camp. During a long march to evacuate the liberated camp, Sachs was shot and killed by an SS soldier. Many of Maurice Sachs' works were published after his death, including Witches' Sabbath (1946); The Hunt (1949), which describes Sachs' life during the occupation; and Derrière cinq barreaux (1952) and Tableau des moeurs de ce temps (1954), which Sachs wrote while imprisoned.

Witches' Sabbath
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Witches' Sabbath

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Literary Nonfiction. LGBTQIA Studies. Autobiography. Translated from the French by Richard Howard. Witches' Sabbath is the remarkable autobiographical chronicle of French author Maurice Sachs (1906–1945). To Sachs, the work was "a statement of accou...

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