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Aharon Appelfeld

  • Israeli novelist
  • Born February 16, 1932

Aharon Appelfeld (Hebrew: אהרן אפלפלד‬; born Ervin Appelfeld; February 16, 1932 – January 4, 2018) was an Israeli novelist and Holocaust survivor.


The Holocaust is a central event in many people's lives, but it also has become a metaphor for our century. There cannot be an end to speaking and writing about it. Besides, in Israel, everyone carries a biography deep inside him.




People who lose their parents when young are permanently in love with them.




The writer in western civilization has become not a voice of his tribe, but of his individuality. This is a very narrow-minded situation.



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