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.
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