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    “As always, Appelfeld’s style is affectingly spare. Out of the shards of [personal] experience, he has composed a tale of appalling symmetry. Among his many novels and stories of the Holocaust, Tzili best exemplifies Kafka’s bitter aphorism, ‘The arrows fit exactly in the wounds they have made.’ ”

    Time magazine

    Tzili is the youngest child of a large Jewish family in Eastern Europe. She differs from her siblings, her school performance is poor and she feels more comfortable at the fields than with people. So, when her terrified family leaves to escape the Nazis, she is left behind to guard the house. Soon, however, soldiers plunder the city, and Tzili seeks refuge in the forest. She wanders for some time until she meets a Jewish fugitive, Marek, and falls in love with him. Through unprecedented experiences, Tzili will mature and find the strength to survive. After the war she will start a new life.

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    Weight 350 g
    Dimensions 14,8 × 21 cm

    Pages 208

      One of the greatest Israeli writers, Aharon Appelfeld (1932-2018) was born in Bukovina, region of the kingdom of Romania, now Ukraine. In 1941, his mother was murdered by the Nazis and he was deported with his father to a forced labor camp in Transnistria. He escaped and hid for three years, before joining the Soviet Army as a cook. After the war, he spent several months in a displaced persons camp in Italy, before immigrating in 1946 to Palestine. He was reunited with his father twenty years later, and the reunion was so emotional that he has never been able to write about it. As he didn’t want to write in German, his mother tongue, he learned Hebrew and began writing short stories and novels. He studied at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and taught literature at Ben Gurion University of the Negev. Most of his work focuses on Jewish life in Europe before, during and after World War II. He received several awards.

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