Love and darkness

Daughter of novelist Amos Oz, unveils memorial plaque in Rivne, Ukraine at the childhood home of her grandmother, whose life plays prominently in Oz’s novel ‘A Tale of Love and Darkness.’

November 11, 2014 13:06
Fania Oz-Salzberger

Fania Oz-Salzberger (C) Rivne Mayor Volodymyr Khomko (second left) and Chaim Chesler (third left). . (photo credit: OLEG ZHILIN)


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Fania Oz-Salzberger, daughter of novelist Amos Oz, unveiled a memorial plaque in Rivne, Ukraine on Monday at the childhood home of her grandmother, whose life plays prominently in Oz’s novel ‘A Tale of Love and Darkness.’

The novel chronicles Oz’s life and family roots in Eastern Europe. Much of it takes place in Rivne. An upcoming film adaptation will star Natalie Portman.

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The ceremony was attended by Rivne Mayor Volodymyr Khomko and Chaim Chesler, who founded Limmud FSU, the organization that initiated the plaque.

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