FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2005 file photo, Israeli author Aharon Appelfeld, left, sits next to Dortmund's mayor, Gerhard Langemeyer, during the awarding ceremony of the Nelly-Sachs award, in Dortmund, Germany. Appelfeld, esteemed Israeli novelist and Holocaust survivor who became among the country's leading voices in Holocaust literature, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. He was 85. (AP Photo/Peter Brenneken, File)