Bruno Schulz, 1892 – 1942

Like Alfred Schreyer, Bruno Schulz lived most of his life in Drohobych. He wrote two small, humble books – The Street of Crocodiles and The Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass – that today are canons of world literature and translated into countless languages. To make a living he worked as a drawing and carpentry teacher in the high schoolof Drohobych, where he also graduated in 1910.His third book, The Messiahs, was never completed. The manuscript, until today, is lost. Bruno Schulz was also an accomplished painter. He did not survive the Second World War. During a Nazi Action in 1942 he was shot in the streets of Drohobych.