"Paul Celan" was a German language poet and translator. He was born as "Paul Antschel" to a Jewish family in Cern?u?i (German: Czernowitz), in the then Kingdom of Romania, (now Chernivtsy, Ukraine), and adopted the pseudonym "Paul Celan". (Celan in Romanian is pronounced Chelàn, and was derived from the syllables of his surname). He became one of the major German-language poets of the post-World War II era.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous poets! More Paul Celan on Wikipedia.