Writer Aharon Applefeld is Born

Aharon Applefeld, an Israeli author, professor and Holocaust survivor arrives in Israel in 1946 after fleeing from Romania. Often drawing upon his childhood experiences, his works depict European Jews in the World War II era. Titles such as “For Every Sin,” “Tzili,” “Iron Tracks” and “The Healer” gain him notoriety as a writer, catalyzing his receipt of the Bialik Prize in 1979 and the Israel Prize in 1983. Applefeld dies in Petah Tikva, Israel on January 4, 2018.