Aviva Dayan Gefen

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Aviva Gefen (Dayan)

Hebrew: אביבה גפן (דיין)
Birthplace: Israel
Death: Died in Nahalal, Israel
Immediate Family:

Daughter of שמואל דיין Shmuel Dayan and דבורה זוטולובסקי דיין Dvora Zotolovsky Dayan
Wife of ישראל גפן Israel Gefen
Mother of <private> Gefen גפן; Nurit נורית Betser בצר; Zohar Betser and Private User
Sister of Moshe Dayan and Zorik Dayan

Managed by: Zohar Betser
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About Aviva Dayan Gefen

Aviva Dayan Geffen, born in Afula in 1922 and died, a suicide, in 1967, five months after her brother, General Moshe Dayan, triumphantly recaptured the Old City of Jerusalem in the Six Day War.

One of her daughters, Nurit, also took her own life at the age of 26.

Following are excerpts, translated by Naomi Danis, from Isha Yekara (Lovely Lady), a heartbreaking memoir by Aviva's son—the poet, lyricist, playwright, children's book author, and Maariv colum-nist Yehonatan Geffen. 12 LILITH -SPRING 2002


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Aviva Dayan Gefen's Timeline

January 1922

January 1922

Age 23


March 31, 1948
Age 26
Nahalal, Israel
November 15, 1967
Age 45
Nahalal, Israel