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Survival In Auschwitz : If This Is a Man

Primo Levi

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ISBN : 9789562915632
Hardcover
153 pages
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Survival in Auschwitz is a mostly straightforward narrative, beginning with Primo Levis deportation from Turin, Italy, to the concentration camp Auschwitz in Poland in 1943. Levi, then a 25-year-old chemist, spent 10 months in the camp. Even LevisMoreSurvival in Auschwitz is a mostly straightforward narrative, beginning with Primo Levis deportation from Turin, Italy, to the concentration camp Auschwitz in Poland in 1943. Levi, then a 25-year-old chemist, spent 10 months in the camp. Even Levis most graphic descriptions of the horrors he witnessed and endured there are marked by a restraint and wit that not only gives readers access to his experience, but confronts them with it in stark ethical and emotional terms: [A]t dawn the barbed wire was full of childrens washing hung out in the wind to dry. Nor did they forget the diapers, the toys, the cushions and the hundred other small things which mothers remember and which children always need. Would you not do the same? If you and your child were going to be killed tomorrow, would you not give him something to eat today? --Michael Joseph Gross