Yehuda Amichai (1924 - 2000 / Würzburg / Germany)
Amichai was born in Würzburg, Germany, to an Orthodox Jewish family, and was raised speaking both Hebrew and German. According to literary scholar Nili Scharf Gold, a childhood trauma in Germany had an impact on his later poetry: he had an argument with a childhood friend of his, Ruth Hanover, that caused her to bicycle home angrily; she fell and as a result had to get her leg amputated. Several years later, she was unable to join the rest of her family, who fled the Nazi takeover, due to her missing leg, and ended up being killed in the Holocaust. Amichai occasionally referred to her in his poems as "Little Ruth".
Amichai immigrated with his family at the age of 12 to Petah Tikva... more »
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- A Pity. We Were Such a Good Invention
- An Arab Shepherd Is Searching For His Go...
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- Do Not Accept
- Ein Yahav
- Endless Poem
- God Full Of Mercy
- God Has Pity On Kindergarten Children
- Great Serenity: Questions and Answers
- I Don't Know If History Repeats Itself
- I Have Become Very Hairy
- I Know A Man
- I Want To Die In My Own Bed