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Survival in Auschwitz : the Nazi assault on humanity

Author: Primo Levi; S J Woolf; Philip Roth
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 1996, [1959]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Touchstone edView all editions and formats
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In 1943, Primo Levi, a 25-year-old chemist and "Italian citizen of Jewish race," was arrested by Italian fascists and deported from his native Turin to Auschwitz. This is Levi's classic account of his ten months in the German death camp, a harrowing story of systematic cruelty and miraculous endurance. Remarkable for its simplicity, restraint, compassion, and even wit, Survival in Auschwitz remains a lasting  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives, Italian
Biography
Named Person: Primo Levi
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Primo Levi; S J Woolf; Philip Roth
ISBN: 0684826801 9780684826806 1439506892 9781439506899
OCLC Number: 34542934
Language Note: Translation of: Se questo è un uomo.
Notes: Originally published in English in 1959 as: If this is a man.
Description: 187 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Author's preface --
Journey --
On the bottom --
Initiation --
Ka-Be --
Our nights --
Work --
A good day --
This side of good and evil --
The drowned and the saved --
Chemical examination --
The Canto of Ulysses --
The events of the summer --
October 1944 --
Kraus --
Die drei Leute vom Labor --
The last one --
The story of ten days --
A conversation with Primo Levi / Philip Roth.
Other Titles: Se questo è un uomo.
Nazi assault on humanity
Responsibility: Primo Levi ; translated from the Italian by Stuart Woolf ; including "A conversation with Primo Levi by Philip Roth."

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Levi's haunting memoir about his ten months in the German death camp Auschwitz is an unforgettable chronicle of systematic cruelty and miraculous survival. First published in 1947, this bestselling  Read more...

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David Caute, "New Statesman" "Survival in Auschwitz" is a stark prose poem on the deepest sufferings of man told without self-pity, but with a muted passion and intensity, an occasional cry of Read more...

 
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