Aharon Appelfeld (born February 16, 1932) is an Israeli novelist.
Appelfeld was born in the former town of Zhadova or Sadhora (Садгора), now part of Czernowitz, Bucovina, Romania, now Ukraine. In 1941, when he was eight years old, the Romanian army invaded his hometown and his mother was murdered. Appelfeld was deported with his father to a Nazi concentration camp in ... more »
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''The writer in western civilization has become not a voice of his tribe, but of his individuality. This is a very narrow-minded situation.''Aharon Appelfeld (b. 1932), Israeli novelist. International Herald Tribune (Paris, Aug. 10, 1989).