Levi, Primo.

Survival in Auschwitz : the Nazi assault on humanity / Nazi assault on humanity Primo Levi ; translated from the Italian by Stuart Woolf ; including "A conversation with Primo Levi by Philip Roth." - 1st Touchstone ed. - New York : Simon & Schuster, 1996. - 187 p. ; 21 cm.

Originally published in English as: If this is a man.

Author's preface -- Journey -- On the bottom -- Initiation -- Ka-Be -- Our nights -- Work -- Good day -- This side of good and evil -- Drowned and the saved -- Chemical examination -- Canto of Ulysses -- Events of the summer -- October 1944 -- Kraus -- Die drei Leute vom Labor -- Last one -- Story of ten days.

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 testament to the indestructibility of the human spirit. Included in this new edition is an illuminating conversation between Philip Roth and Primo Levi never before published in book form.--From publisher description.


Translation of: Se questo è un uomo.

0684826801 9780684826806 1439506892 (Paw Prints) 9781439506899 (Paw Prints)




Levi, Primo.


Auschwitz (Concentration camp)


World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons, German.
World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, Italian.
Prisoners of war--Italy--Biography.
Prisoners of war--Poland--Biography.

D805.P7 / L4413 1996