The Story of a Life Author:Appelfeld, Aharon ISBN: 0141023791 (can view at amazon.uk.com) — When World War II broke out, Aharon Appelfeld was seven years old, the child of an assimilated, middle-class Jewish family in Czernowitz. After losing his family early in the Nazi occupation, after enduring life in the ghetto, a two-month forced march to a work camp, the ten-year old Aharon escapes a... more »nd survives two years in the fields and forests of the Ukraine. He subsists on fruits and berries and sleeps with cows and sheep for warmth.
Appelfeld's account of these years and the long journey afterward to Italy and then Israel - is unique and extraordinary.
Appelfeld is one of Israel's prominent authors and has written many highly acclaimed works of fiction including Badenheim 1939 and Katerina.« less