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  • January 5, 2018

    Remembering Aharon Appelfeld, from charnel house to whorehouse to a home in Israel

    Jewish Telegraphic Agency

    Arguably the world’s greatest writer of fiction about the world’s foremost nonfiction atrocity, the Holocaust, died Thursday in Israel. Aharon Appelfeld, a Holocaust survivor himself and one of the icons of Israel’s first generation, was 85. No writer captured and reclaimed the lost world of European Jewish life with as much imaginative intensity and heartfelt longing.

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