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Auschwitz Report

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Auschwitz Report

By Primo Levi; Robert S. C. Gordon (Editor); Judith Wolf (Translator)

Verso, Hardcover, 9781844670925, 97pp.

Publication Date: October 17, 2006

Description
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 a fascinating and unusual return to the very earliest phase of Holocaust testimony. It details the author's deportation to Auschwitz, selections for work and extermination, everyday life in the camp, and the organization and working of the gas chambers. It constitutes Levi's first, 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 and testimony. "Auschwitz Report" is a major literary and historical discovery.


About the Author
A chemist by training, Primo Levi (1919 1987) was arrested as an anti-fascist partisan during World War II, and deported to Auschwitz in 1944. His books include "The Drowned and the Saved," "If This Is a Man" and "The Periodic Table." He died in 1987. Norton will publish "The Complete Works of Primo Levi" in 2010."


Praise For Auschwitz Report

“One of the most important and gifted writers of our time.”—Italo Calvino