The Story of a Life

The Story of a Life

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Aharon Appelfeld was the child of middle-class Jewish parents living in Romania at the outbreak of World War II. He witnessed the murder of his mother, lost his father, endured the ghetto and a two-month forced march to a camp, before he escaped. Living off the land in the forests of Ukraine for two years before making the long journey south to Italy and eventually Israel and freedom, Appelfeld finally found a home in which he could make a life for himself. Acclaimed writer Appelfeld's extraordinary and painful memoir of his childhood and youth is a compelling account of a boy coming of age in a hostile world.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 126 x 196 x 20mm | 58.97g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141021705
  • 9780141021706
  • 1,073,470

About Aharon Appelfeld

Aharon Appelfeld is the author of more than twenty acclaimed works of fiction and non-fiction, including Badenheim 1939 (recently re-issued by Penguin Modern Classics), Tzili, The Iron Tracks and The Conversion. He lives in Israel.
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