Ephraim Kishon


Born
in Budapest, Hungary
August 23, 1924

Died
January 29, 2005

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Ephraim Kishon (Hebrew: אפרים קישון‎) was an Israeli writer, satirist, dramatist, screenwriter, and film director.

Born into a middle-class Jewish family in Budapest, Hungary, as Ferenc Hoffmann (Hungarian Hoffmann Ferenc), Kishon studied sculpture and painting, and then began publishing humorous essays and writing for the stage.

During World War II the Nazis imprisoned him in several concentration camps. At one camp his chess talent helped him survive as the camp commandant was looking for an opponent. In another camp the Germans lined up the inmates shooting every tenth person, passing him by. He later wrote in his book The Scapegoat, "They made a mistake—they left one satirist alive." He managed to escape while being transported to the Sob
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“Prođimo redom sve vrste zadovoljstava što ih takvo putovanje pruža. Putuješ li sa ženom?
- Da.
- Znači, jedno zadovoljstvo manje.
Ostaju: krajobrazí, kazališta, muzeji i obiteljski posjeti.”
Ephraim Kishon, Seasick Whale: An Israeli Abroad

“I neka ti uvijek bude na umu da nisi ljudski stvor već samo običan turist. ne daj se zavesti izvanjskom ljubaznošću: ona ne ide tebe već tvoju lisnicu.”
Ephraim Kishon

“Man hält sich Kinder nicht zum Vergnügen, wie Blumen oder Zebras. Kinder zu haben ist eine Berufung, eine heilige Pflicht, ein Lebensinhalt”
Ephraim Kishon, Kishons beste Reisegeschichten: Eine Weltreise des Humors in 13 Länder

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