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Survival in Auschwitz

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ISBN-10: 0684826801

ISBN-13: 9780684826806

Edition: 1958

Authors: Primo Levi

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 1958
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication date: 9/1/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Primo Levi was born on July 31, 1919 in Turin, Italy. He pursued a career in chemistry, and spent the early years World War II as a research chemist in Milan. Upon the German invasion of northern Italy, Levi, an Italian Jew, joined an anti-fascist group and was captured and sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland. He was able to survive the camp, due in part to his value to the Nazis as a chemist. After the war ended, Levi did chemistry work in a Turin paint factory while beginning his writing career. His first book, If This Is a Man (title later was changed to Survival in Auschwitz) was published in 1947 and its sequel, The Truce (later retitled The Reawakening) came out in 1958. These two books recount Levi's story of surviving concentration camp life. Levi also published poetry, short stories, and novels, some under the pen name Damianos Malabaila. His 1985, largely autobiographical work, The Periodic Table, cemented his world fame. Awards in tribute to his writing included the Kenneth B. Smilen fiction award, presented by the Jewish Museum in New York. Ironically, despite his surviving Auschwitz, Primo Levi appears to have died by suicide, in Turin on April 11, 1987.

Author's Preface
The Journey
On the Bottom
Initiation
Ka-Be
Our Nights
The 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