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Avner Trainin Archive

The National Library has recently received Avner Trainin's (1928-2011) personal archive. Trainin was a poet and a professor of physical chemistry. The archive includes his handwritten poems, correspondence, photographs, and published articles.
 
Avner Trainin was born in Tel Aviv on February 14, 1928, and as a child moved with his family to Jerusalem. He attended the "Tachkamoni" school and later the Hebrew Gimnasia. Trainin received his doctorate in chemistry from the Hebrew University in 1958. Following a year at Cambridge he joined the staff at the department of physical chemistry at the Hebrew University, and between the years 1975-1978 he served as Dean of the Faculty of Science. In 1957 he pusblished his first book of poems titles "Azovei Hakir", and until his death on October 7, 2011 published eleven more poetry books.
 
Avner Trainin's personal archive was transferred to the National Library by his family in September 2012.
 
A special event will be held at the Library in honor of the transfer of Trainin's archive to the Library's collections - for details about the event (in Hebrew).  
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  • Including Trainin's notes about the abundance of 'salts' in his poems and the relationship between salt and sugar. The poem was published in the book "Machzorim" (collection of his poems until 1998).
    Copy of the song "Melach" (Salt)
  • The first poem in the book "Habolanim" (2009). The "bolanim" (sinkholes) at the Dead Sea as a chemical and geological phenomenom, but also as a representation of the processes that swallowed the memories of his brother, Zeev.
    "Habolanim"
  • The Bialik Prize awarded by the Tel-Aviv Municipality
  • The Tachkamoni school flyer from 1939 containing a story by Avner Trainin - then in sixth grade - probably his first publication.
  • The Tachkamoni school flyer from 1939 containing a story by Avner Trainin - then in sixth grade - probably his first publication.
  • Letter from Moshe Shamir following the publication of the book "Azovei Hakir".
  • Letter confirming a poem sent in by Avner Trainin was received for publication, 1953 - probably one of the first poems he published, in the journal "Gilionot", edited by Itzchak Lamdan.