Born in a part of Romania now in Ukraine, Appelfeld was a writer who survived the Holocaust after escaping a concentration camp. He reached the Land of Israel in 1946. Drawing on his childhood, his works often depict European Jews in the World War II era. Titles such as “For Every Sin,” “Tzili,” “Iron Tracks” and “The Healer” gained him notoriety. He received the Bialik and Israel prizes.
Photo: Ya’acov Sa’ar, Israeli Government Press Office