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The black hole of Auschwitz

Author: Primo Levi; Marco Belpoliti
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity Press, 2005.
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"The Black Hole of Auschwitz brings together Levi's writings on the Holocaust and his experiences of the concentration camp, as well as those on his own accidental status as a writer and his chosen profession of chemist. In this book Levi rails intelligently and eloquently against what he saw as the ebb of compassion and interest in the Holocaust, and the yearly assault on the veracity and moral weight of the  Read more...
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Named Person: Primo Levi; Primo Levi
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Primo Levi; Marco Belpoliti
ISBN: 0745632408 9780745632407 0745632416 9780745632414
OCLC Number: 61217674
Notes: Translated from the Italian.
Description: xvii, 189 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Through the looking glass : preface to the Italian edition --
pt. I. black hole of Auschwitz --
1. Deportees : anniversary --
2. monument at Auschwitz --
3. 'Arbeit Macht Frei' --
4. time of swastikas --
5. Preface to the German edition of If this is a man --
6. Preface to the school edition of The truce --
7. Resistance in the camps --
8. Preface to Y. Katzenelson's The song of the murdered Jewish people --
9. Note to the theatre version of If this is a man --
10. Preface to L. Poliakov's Auschwitz --
11. To the young : preface to If this is a man --
12. past we thought would never return --
13. Preface to J. Presser's The night of the Girondins --
14. Films and swastikas --
15. Letter to Latanzio : 'resign' --
16. Women to the slaughter --
17. So that the SS do not return --
18. It began with Kristallnacht --
19. Jean Amery, philosopher and suicide --
20. But we were there --
21. Concentration camp at Italy's door --
22. No return to the Holocausts of the past (Nazi massacres, crowds and the TV) --
23. Images of Holocaust --
24. Europe in hell --
25. Anne Frank, the voice of history --
26. Seekers of lies to deny the Holocaust --
27. To the visitor --
28. You tell me if this is a fortunate Jew --
29. pharaoh with the swastika --
30. Preface to H. Langbein's People in Auschwitz --
31. Why see these images again? --
32. Preface to R. Hoss's Commandant of Auschwitz --
33. black hole of Auschwitz --
34. Preface to La vita offesa --
35. To our generation --
pt. II. Other people's trades --
36. writer who is not a writer --
37. Racial intolerance --
38. Preface to L. Caglioti's I due volti della chimica (The two faces of chemistry) --
39. We see no other Adam in the neighbourhood --
40. Horseshoe nails --
41. Let's see how much has come true. 42. Our first ancestors were not animals --
43. Collectors of torments --
44. Brute force --
45. Note to Franz Kafka's The trial --
46. Asymmetry and life --
47. Preface to Jews in Turin --
48. Itinerary of a Jewish writer --
49. With the key of science --
50. Preface to the Jews of Eastern Europe --
51. What was it that burned up in space? --
52. plague has no frontiers --
53. community of Venice and its ancient cemetery --
54. philosopher-engineer and his forbidden dreams --
55. Guest of Captain Nemo.
Other Titles: Asimmetria e la vita.
Responsibility: Primo Levi ; edited by Marco Belpoliti ; translated by Sharon Wood.

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