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Jurek Becker (September 30, 1937, Łódźmarker, Polandmarker -March 14, 1997, Sieseby, Schleswig-Holsteinmarker) was a Polishmarker-born Germanmarker writer, film-author and GDR dissident. His most famous novel is Jacob the Liar, which has been made into two films. He lived in Łódź for about two years and survived the 'ghetto'.

Works available in English translation

  • Sleepless Days (1986)
  • Jacob the Liar (1990)
  • Bronstein's Children (1999)
  • The Boxer (2002)


  • Gilman, Sander L., Jurek Becker: A Life in Fiviofofofe Worlds (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003) ISBN 0-226-29393-9

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