Aharon Appelfeld

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Birthday
16, 1932
Birthplace
Romania
Death Date
Jan 4, 2018 (85)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
16, 1932
Birthplace
Romania
Death Date
Jan 4, 2018 (85)

About

An award-winning Israeli novelist, he is known for his Holocaust-themed works. He received the National Jewish Book Award for his 1988 work, The Immortal Bartfuss.

Before Fame

He escaped from a Nazi concentration camp in Romania and subsequently worked as a cook in the Soviet Army. Shortly after publishing two of his earliest works-- Badenheim 1939 (1978) and The Age of Wonders (1978)-- he was awarded the prestigious Bialik Prize for Literature.

Trivia

Although he did not learn Hebrew until he was a teenager, he became one of Israel's most prominent Hebrew-language authors.

Family Life

He reunited with his father and fellow concentration camp survivor in Israel in 1946. He grew up in Romania and later settled in a suburb of Jerusalem, Israel.

Associated With

Appelfeld wrote about the Holocaust and the suffering of European Jews. Oscar Schindler , a German businessman, worked tirelessly to save Jews from the horrors of the Holocaust.

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