Yonat Sened, educator, novelist, translator, writer, author.
1205 Geneva, Switzerland
Yonat Sened attended the University of Geneva.
Yonat Sened spent most of World War II in the Warsaw ghetto. In 1946-1958, she attended the University of Geneva, Switzerland. She and her husband Alexander Sened made their way across the Israeli border in 1948 during the Israeli War of Independence.
Yonat Sened lectured on Hebrew literature at Ben Gurion University and translated French literature into Hebrew. Her co-author was her husband Alexander Sened. In their 1981 novel, Kevar erets noshevet (The Land Inhabited), the Seneds tell a story partly based on their own experience as parents who have lost a son. During a radio show, transcribed in Modern Hebrew Literature, Dan Miron and Menahent Perry pointed out that the book does not deal with the classic story of bereavement in the normal fashion of Israeli literature and society. Perry noted, "The question of the sequence of events leading up to the death is ignored, as is its significance, whether social, national or mythic. On the other hand, there is very direct confrontation with the experience of bereavement: what it does to the people close to it, how they think about it, dream it, how they build an existence around it, stressing that the world, the objective world, has not changed." Miron pointed out that, in many ways, the death of the son, happenings on the kibbutz, and other aspects of the book are more important as metaphors that describe "the failure to understand reality; in other words, the failure to come to terms with it directly and completely."
Yonat Sened was a post-World War II Dror Zionist youth movement activist.
Yonat Sack married Alexander Sened on June 1, 1948. They had three sons: Joav, Itai, and Daniel.