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Amir Gutfreund

Author of Our Holocaust

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Amir Gutfreund was born in Haifa in 1963. He holds a MA in Applied Mathematics from the ITI (Israeli Technological Institute) and served in the Israeli Air Force for 20 years retiring as a Lt. Colonel. He lives with his family in a small village in the Galilee.

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Our Holocaust (2000): winner of the 2002 Buchman Prize from the Yad Vashem Institute and the 2007 Sami Rohr Prize; a novel based on Gutfreund's childhood memories, growing up as the son of two Holocaust survivors. The book has been translated into English, German and French. 
Seashore Mansions (2002): winner of the 2003 Sapir Prize (Israel's Booker Prize). This collection of short stories is in the process of being translated into English.
The World, a Moment Later (2005): a novel which has been translated into English.
When Heroes Fly (2009) a novel which is currently being translated into English. [from israelispeakers.co.il]
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