Stefan Heym (1913-2001)

Death: 16th December 2001
Location: Jüdischer Friedhof, Weißensee, Berlin, Germany
Cause of death: Heart Failure
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German writer and political activist, recipient of the 1953 Heinrich Mann Prize. His experiences during the Second World War became the basis of his novel Crusaders (1948), which was ranked in its day alongside Mailer's The Naked and the Dead as an authentic account of the war. He also wrote the novel Goldsborough (1953) which depicts a coal miners’ strike during 1949-1950 set in the fictional Goldsborough, Pennsylvania.