Quotation by Nelly Sachs

O the night of the weeping children!
O the night of the children branded for death!
Sleep may not enter here.
Terrible nursemaids
Have usurped the place of mothers ...
Nelly Sachs (1891–1970), German Jewish poet and translator; relocated to Sweden. "O the night of the weeping children!" Lines 1-5, translated by Michael Hamburger, et al. (1967; first edition in German: 1946).

Sachs was cowinner of the 1966 Nobel Prize for Literature.
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