Yehiel Fayner is the pre-war identity of the famous Holocaust novelist Ka-Tzetnik 135633. As Fayner, he published only one book of poetry: Tsveyuntsvantsik: Lider. In 1993, he stole it from the National Library of Israel, burnt it, and sent back the remains pictured here.
"A bird called the Phoenix—one thousand years it lives, and at the end of those thousand years, its nest is engulfed in flames, and consumes it. But the germ of its essence survives and renews itself and lives."