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The Death of Uri Peled

Shammai Golan
Uri, a refugee from Eastern Europe, hoped for a normal life in Israel. But neither his marriage to an Israeli woman nor his career in the army make an Israeli of him. After commanding a reserve company in the battle for Jerusalem in 1967, Uri finds work at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum, filing testimonies about the life and death of his lost community. He is haunted by eerie and vivid memories of the ghetto and jolted by every shift of consciousness.

The author's great achievement lies in arousing our sympathies for this almost dehumanized man who is ultimately seen in a tragic light.
Critic Reuven Ben-Yosef

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The Death of Uri Peled
Title The Death of Uri Peled
Author’s Last Name Golan
Author's First Name Shammai
Language(s) Hebrew, Polish, Russian
Genre novel
Publisher (Hebrew) Am Oved
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 1971
No. Pages 205 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Moto Shel Uri Peled
Representation Represented by ITHL


Russian: Moscow, Olymp, 1998
Polish: Cracow, Ambrozja, 1998

Russian: Moscow, Olymp, 1996

Selected Stories
Spanish: Mexico D.F., Costa-Amic, 1985
Russian: Moscow, Olymp, 1999


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