Bruno Schulz's Death

Born (Birthday) July 12, 1892

Death Date November 19, 1942

Age of Death 50 years

Cause of Death N/A

Place of Death Drohobych, Ukraine

Profession Poet

The poet Bruno Schulz died at the age of 50. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Important twentieth-century Polish prose writer whose works include The Street of Crocodiles and Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass. These famous works were adapted into films in 1986 and 1973, respectively.

He taught art at a school in Poland during the post-World War I years.

He was murdered by a Nazi officer. At the time of his death, he was working on a novel called The Messiah.

He was born to a cloth merchant in the city of Drohobych, Poland (which is located in modern-day Ukraine).

Like fellow twentieth-century Polish author, Slawomir Mrozek, Schulz often wrote in surrealist, modernist, and absurdist styles.



Theses officers were good friends, so it must have been a terrible argument, because the one who played chess with my father was so angry that he walked over to the dentist’s house and got the dentist out of bed and shot him.

Bruno Schulz

In our town there was a Gestapo officer who loved to play chess. After the occupation began, he found out that my father was the chess master of the region, and so he had him to his house every night.

Bruno Schulz

This enraged the other Nazi so much that the next morning he came to our house and he shot my father.

Bruno Schulz