Aviva Dayan Gefen

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Aviva Gefen (Dayan)

Hebrew: (דיין) גפן אביבה
Birthplace: Israel
Death: November 15, 1967 (45)
Nahalal, Israel
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Shmuel שמואל Halevi Dayan and Svora דבורה Ztolovsky
Wife of Israel Gefen
Mother of Yehonatan Gefen; Nurit Betzer; Zohar Betser and Private User
Sister of Moshe Dayan; Zohar זוריק Dayan, Halevi and Private

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

February 22, 1947
Nahalal, Israel
March 31, 1948
Nahalal, Israel
November 15, 1967
Age 45
Nahalal, Israel