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Fried, Erich (1921–1988), poet, translator, and essayist, was born on 6 May 1921 in Vienna, the only child of middle-class Jewish parents, Hugo Fried (1890–1938), haulage contractor, later hypnotist, and his wife, Nellie, née Stein (1896–1982). After the Nazi annexation of Austria his father was arrested and beaten to death by the ...

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Lee, Elizabeth (1858–1920), biographer and translator, was born at 12 Keppel Street, Russell Square, London, on 25 May 1858, the daughter of Lazarus Lee (1824–1901), a millinery warehouseman who dealt in ostrich feathers, and his wife, Jessie Davis (1836/7–1915). She was one of at least six children. Her family was Jewish, and had changed its name from ...