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Hungarian Nobel laureate Kertesz dies aged 86 – state news agency MTI

 

Hungarian literature Nobel Prize winner Imre Kertesz gives a speech during a commemoration ceremony at the lower house of parliament Bundestag to mark the Holocaust memorial day in Berlin January 29, 2007. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch/Files
Hungarian literature Nobel Prize winner Imre Kertesz gives a speech during a commemoration ceremony at the lower house of parliament Bundestag to mark the Holocaust memorial day in Berlin January 29, 2007. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch/Files

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Hungarian novelist and Auschwitz survivor Imre Kertesz, winner of the 2002 Nobel Literature Prize, died on Thursday at the age of 86 after a long illness, state news agency MTI reported, citing his publisher.

Kertesz won the Nobel Prize for works the judges said portrayed the Nazi death camps as “the ultimate truth” about how low human beings could fall.

(Reporting by Gergely Szakacs; Editing by Alison Williams)

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