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Franz Kafka
Birth: Jul. 3, 1883
Okres Praha
Prague Capital City, Czech Republic
Death: Jun. 3, 1924
Wien-Umgebung Bezirk
Lower Austria (Niederösterreich), Austria

Writer. He was born in a middle class Jewish family and grew up in the shadow of his domineering shopkeeper father, who impressed Kafka as an awesome patriarch. He finished law school in 1906 and start to work for an insurance agency. In 1917. tuberculosis forced him to take repeated sick leaves and finally, in 1922, to retire. He spent half his time after 1917 in sanatoriums and health resorts. Kafka led a fairly active social life, including acquaintance with many prominent literary and intellectual figures of his era, such as the writers Franz Werfel and Max Brod. He loved to hike, swim, and row, and during vacations he took carefully planned trips. In 1923 he briefly moved to Berlin in the hope of distancing himself from his family's influence to concentrate on his writing. His tuberculosis worsened; he returned to Prague, then went to a sanatorium near Vienna for treatment, where he died. His body was brought back to Prague where he was buried. Kafka published only a few short stories during his lifetime, a small part of his work. Before dying, he instructed his friend Max Brod, to destroy all of his manuscripts and ensure that they never saw the light of day. However, Brod did not take Kafka literally and oversaw the publication of most of his work. Some of his works: "Meditation," "The Judgment," "The Trial." (bio by: Jelena) 
New Jewish Cemetery
Okres Praha
Prague Capital City, Czech Republic
Plot: Enter through the main gate and walk to the right side of the ceremonial hall within. There you will find a sign pointing to Kafka's grave. Follow the direction of the sign until you reach the sector 21 sign. Turn right at this sign and head towards the wall. Turn left when you get to the wall and walk until you reach the end of the sector (also marked by a sign). Kafka's grave is next to the sign, facing the wall.
GPS (lat/lon): 50.07973, 14.4775
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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- Janis•E
 Added: Jul. 3, 2017
Thinking today of you Franz and wishing I could be in Prague to visit and I will be there in November, for sure. Today I will read and remember your life and work which so inpires and sets one in awe. Honesty like yours with your excellence is truly ra...(Read more)
- Saoirse
 Added: Jul. 3, 2017

- Tracey Reid
 Added: Jun. 3, 2017
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