Auschwitz Report

By Levi, Primo & Debenedetti, Leonardo

Publishers Summary:
The first published work by one of the central figures in twentieth century literature.While in a Russian-administered holding camp in Katowice, Poland, in 1945, Primo Levi was asked to provide a report on living conditions in Auschwitz. Published the following year, it was then forgotten, and has until now remained unknown to a wider public.Dating from the weeks and months immediately after the war, Auschwitz Report represents Levi's first yet still astonishingly lucid attempts to come to terms with the raw horror of events that would drive him to create some of the greatest works of twentieth century literature. It details the deportation to Auschwitz, selections for work and extermination, everyday life in the camp, and the organization and working of restraint, Auschwitz Report is a major literary and historical discovery.

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978-1-84467-092-5
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Verso


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In 1944, Primo Levi was one of several hundred Italian Jews transported to Aushwitz. After the liberation of the concentration camp by the Soviet army, Levi and De Benedetti, a fellow survivor, were asked by their liberators to write a report about the camp. Levi was trained as a scientist; De Benedetti, a physician. Their report appeared slightly edited in an Italian...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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