This sign may be temporary and was placed only for the sake of Women’s Week events in Tel Aviv.
In the next picture taken that day, the sign appears in full Click for a larger image
The QR code that appears on the sign leads to a general advertisement site that has nothing to do with the venture.
The sign is on a street named after her.
The attached street sign states in brief her life history:
Nelly Sachs St.
Poet and playwright.
Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1966.
NELLY SACHS st. Click for a larger image Translation of the text on the sign
Branding symbol of the city of Tel Aviv - a city without a break In our streets
The stories of the women behind the names of the streets in the city
Symbol "In full exclusion 2022" - Women’s Week in Tel Aviv - Jaffa Nelly Leonie Sachs
Germany 1891 - Sweden 1970
[Painting of Nelly Sachs - Efrat Hasson de Botton]
Poet and playwright, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature with SY Agnon
She was born into a wealthy family of industrialists in Berlin.
Due to her poor health she had to be absent from school and study at home. She spent her time reading extensively and was captivated by the charms of Selma Lagerlöf’s Swedish book (from "The Wonderful Adventures of Nils") and corresponded with her.
At the age of 17 she wrote her first poems and at the age of 30 she published her first book.
In 1940 she escaped forced labor in Nazi camps thanks to her acquaintance with Lagerlöf’. Lagerlof’managed to smuggle Sachs and her mother to Stockholm, where she lived until the day she died.
After the Holocaust, her poems became romantic and melancholy and dealt with the extermination of the Jewish people in the camps.
Her works were translated into English in the 1960s and hence gained international recognition. She lived a modest life and gained fame only at the end of her life, when in 1966 she won the immense honor that only a few women have received to date, the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Our streets have a special charm.
They reflect history and a culture of values and heritage.
As part of the week "in full exclusion" we will ascend to the miracle of inspiring women who have gained recognition and appreciation by naming a street after their name.
Today, not many streets in the city are named after women, and the municipality is working to rectify the situation: last year, the municipality commemorated more than ten women - artists, creators, social activists, women and spirit, and read about streets and public institutions across the city.
To scan the booklet "In Our Streets" 2022