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Primo Levi, ou, La tragédie d'un optimiste : biographie

Author: Myriam Anissimov
Publisher: [Paris] : Lattès, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : FrenchView all editions and formats
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Traces the life of Primo Levi, born in Turin in 1919. Recounts his childhood under fascism, and the situation of the Jews in Italy during the 1930s and as victims of the racial laws in the 1940s. Pt. 1 (pp. 25-399) describes his life until the end of World War II, including his partisan activities in 1943, his arrest by the fascist militia, internment at Fossoli di Carpi with 650 Jews, and their deportation to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Primo Levi; Primo Levi; Primo Levi; Primo Levi; Primo Levi; Primo Levi; Primo Levi
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Myriam Anissimov
ISBN: 2709612968 9782709612968
OCLC Number: 36681829
Description: 698 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Primo Levi
Tragédie d'un optimiste
Responsibility: Myriam Anissimov.

Abstract:

Traces the life of Primo Levi, born in Turin in 1919. Recounts his childhood under fascism, and the situation of the Jews in Italy during the 1930s and as victims of the racial laws in the 1940s. Pt. 1 (pp. 25-399) describes his life until the end of World War II, including his partisan activities in 1943, his arrest by the fascist militia, internment at Fossoli di Carpi with 650 Jews, and their deportation to Auschwitz-Monowitz where he worked as a chemist for I.G. Farben. He was one of three survivors of his convoy. Describes his liberation by the Soviets in January 1945 and his way back to Turin, arriving in October 1945. Discusses, also, his decision to act as a witness to the world of the Holocaust, his lectures, and his publications until his suicide in 1987.

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