Aharon Megged, Polish-born Israeli author, Died at 95


Aharon Megged was born on August 10, 1920, in Włocławek, Poland and died on March 23, 2016.

He was an Israeli author and playwright.

Megged was awarded the Israel Prize for literature, in 2003.

During the year 1926, he immigrated with his parents to Mandate Palestine.

He grew up in Ra’anana, attending Herzliya high school in Tel Aviv.

Following his graduation, Aharon joined a Zionist pioneering youth movement, training at Kibbutz Giv’at Brenner.

Aharon Megged was a member of Kibbutz Sdot Yam for twelve years.

The author Ida Tsurit was his wife, with whom he had two children, Eyal Megged, also a writer, and Amos Megged, a lecturer in history at University of Haifa.

He was one of the founders of the Masa literary weekly and served as its editor for fifteen years.

Aharon Megged passed away at 95 yrs old.