Polish poet Zuzanna Ginczanka (1917–1944) was born in Lvov. She published her first poems while still in school. At age eighteen she moved to Warsaw, where she continued to publish and was active in literary circles. Non omnis moriar may have been written in 1942 after she was denounced and arrested, then released. In 1944, while living in Crakow, she was again denounced, arrested, and executed.