Yehuda Amichai

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Birthday
3, 1924
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Sep 22, 2000 (76)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
3, 1924
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Sep 22, 2000 (76)

About

German-born Israeli poet, author, and literary prize recipient whose works include Open Closed Open (poems) and Not of This Time, Not of This Place (novel). His literary honors include the Bialik Prize, the Israel Prize, and the Brenner Prize.

Before Fame

He grew up speaking German and Hebrew and moved with his Orthodox Jewish family to Mandate Palestine when he was eleven years old.

Trivia

His poem, "Memorial Day for the War Dead," was transformed into a musical composition featuring an orchestra, chorus, and solo vocalists.

Family Life

He was married twice -- to Tamar Horn and Chana Sokolov -- and had two sons and one daughter.

Associated With

He and poet Abraham Regelson were both recipients of the Bialik Prize for literature.

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