Primo Levi SURVIVAL IN AUSCHWITZ

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SURVIVAL IN AUSCHWITZ

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Survival In Auschwitz written by legendary author Primo Levi is widely considered to be one of the top 100 greatest books of all time. This great classic will surely attract a whole new generation of readers. For many, Survival In Auschwitz is required reading for various courses and curriculums. And for others who simply enjoy reading timeless pieces of classic literature, this gem by Primo Levi is highly recommended. Published by Classic House Books and beautifully produced, Survival In Auschwitz would make an ideal gift and it should be a part of everyone's personal library.

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Survival in Auschwitz is Primo Levi's remarkable memoir describing his arrest as a member of the Italian anti-fascist resistance during the Second World War and his incarceration in the Auschwitz concentration camp from February 1944 until the camp was liberated in January 1945. This is one of the great classics of Holocaust survivor literature.

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Survival in Auschwitz is a mostly straightforward narrative, beginning with Primo Levi's 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 Levi's 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 children's 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

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