Survival in Auschwitz

Survival in Auschwitz

The Nazi Assault on Humanity

By Primo Levi; Stuart Woolf (Illustrator)

Touchstone Books, Paperback, 9780684826806, 192pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 1995

The true and harrowing account of Primo Levi's experience at the German concentration camp of Auschwitz and his miraculous survival; hailed by "The Times Literary Supplement" as a true work of art, this edition includes an exclusive conversation between the author and Philip Roth.
In 1943, Primo Levi, a twenty-five-year-old chemist and Italian citizen of Jewish race, was arrested by Italian fascists and deported from his native Turin to Auschwitz. "Survival in Auschwitz" 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.

About the Author
Primo Levi (1919 1987) was an Italian chemist and writer, best known for his memoirs If This Is a Man and The Periodic Table.

Praise For Survival in Auschwitz

Italo Calvino

One of the most important and gifted writers of our time.

David Caute,
New Statesman

Survival in Auschwitz is a stark prose poem on the deepest sufferings of man told without self-pity, but with a muted passion and intensity, an occasional cry of anguish, which makes it one of the most remarkable documents I have ever read.

Meredith Tax,
The Village Voice

More than anything else I've read or seen, Levi's books helped me not only to grasp the reality of genocide but to figure out what it means for people like me who grew up sheltered from the storm.

The Times Literary Supplement (London)

Survival in Auschwitz has the inevitability of the true work of art.