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Celebrated German writer Siegfried Lenz dies at 88

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Celebrated German writer Siegfried Lenz dies at 88

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Siegfried Lenz, one of Germany’s most significant and widely-read post-war writers, has died at the age of 88.

His work, which was translated into more than 20 languages, explored the legacy for Germany of the horrors of the Nazi era and the Second World War and the struggle to shape a new national identity.

“Part of Germany has died today with Siegfried Lenz,” said Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in a statement.