Israeli children's author and translator Uri Orlev died on Monday aged 91, Army Radio reported.
Orlev, a Polish-born Holocaust survivor, was born and raised in the Warsaw Ghetto and was sent to Bergen-Belsen before moving to Israel.
Some of his most known books are "Run, Boy, Run" and "The Island on Bird Street."
He was the recipient of the 1996 Hans Christian Andersen writing award, the highest recognition available to a writer or illustrator of children's books. He also received the Prime Minister's Prize for Hebrew Literary Works in 1972 and the Bialik Prize
for literature in 2006.
And here's what I posted in 2021, for his 90th birthday:
Born Jerzy Henryk Orlowski in Warsaw, he now lives in Jerusalem. He
has translated many Polish works into Hebrew.
"After being smuggled out of the ghetto and hidden by Polish families,
Orlev and his younger brother were sent to Bergen-Belsen where they
remained for two years. They were liberated by the 9th US Army in 1945
and immigrated to Eretz Israel."
"His books have been translated into 38 languages."
"In 1996, Uri Orlev received the Hans Christian Andersen Award, the
highest international recognition given to an author of children's
books, for his lasting contribution to children's literature."
(This is about the film version of "The Island on Bird Street," made
in 1997. There are viewer comments and several professional
reviews. "Alex is an 11-year old boy who, during WWII, hides in the
Jewish ghetto from Nazis after all the relatives have been sent to the concentration camp. The movie portrays the ghetto through his eyes.")