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 Shmuel Dayan and Dvora Zotolovsky Dayan
Wife of Israel Gefen
Mother of Yehonatan Gefen; Nurit Betser; Zohar Betser and Private User
Sister of Moshe Dayan and Zohar 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

February 22, 1947
Age 25
Nahalal, Israel
March 31, 1948
Age 26
Nahalal, Israel
November 15, 1967
Age 45
Nahalal, Israel