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German-Jewish writer Angelika Schrobsdorff dies aged 88

German-Jewish writer Angelika Schrobsdorff, whose best-selling works included a book about her mother growing up in Germany and then having to flee when the Nazis came to power, has died at the age of 88.

German news agency dpa reported that Schrobsdorff died in Berlin last weekend, but did not have any further details.

German publishing house dtv confirmed Schrobsdorff's death on Tuesday.

On its home page the publisher wrote that Schrobsdorff was born in Freiburg in 1927 and escaped from Germany to Bulgaria with her mother and sister in 1939.

After the war, she lived in Munich and Paris, where she was married to Jewish film-maker Claude Lanzmann for several years.

In 1983, Schrobsdorff emigrated to Israel. She moved back to Germany in 2006.

Her books were translated into several languages.

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