|Birth Day||February 16, 1932|
|Age||88 YEARS OLD|
He escaped from a Nazi concentration camp in Romania and subsequently worked as a cook in the Soviet Army. Shortly after publishing two of his earliest works-- Badenheim 1939 (1978) and The Age of Wonders (1978)-- he was awarded the prestigious Bialik Prize for Literature.
Although he did not learn Hebrew until he was a teenager, he became one of Israel's most prominent Hebrew-language authors.
Appelfeld wrote about the Holocaust and the suffering of European Jews. Oscar Schindler , a German businessman, worked tirelessly to save Jews from the horrors of the Holocaust.