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The Resource Auschwitz testimonies, 1945-1986, Primo Levi ; with Leonardo de Benedetti ; edited by Fabio Levi and Domenico Scarpa ; introduction by Robert S.C. Gordon ; translated by Judith Woolf

Auschwitz testimonies, 1945-1986, Primo Levi ; with Leonardo de Benedetti ; edited by Fabio Levi and Domenico Scarpa ; introduction by Robert S.C. Gordon ; translated by Judith Woolf

Label
Auschwitz testimonies, 1945-1986
Title
Auschwitz testimonies, 1945-1986
Statement of responsibility
Primo Levi ; with Leonardo de Benedetti ; edited by Fabio Levi and Domenico Scarpa ; introduction by Robert S.C. Gordon ; translated by Judith Woolf
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Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
In 1945, soon after liberation, Soviet authorities in control of the Kattowitz (Katowice) camp in Poland asked Primo Levi and his fellow captive Leonardo De Benedetti to compile a detailed report on the sanitary conditions in Auschwitz. The result was an extraordinary testimony and one of the first accounts of the extermination camps ever written. The Report on the Monowitz Camp, published in a medical journal in 1946, marked the beginnings of Levi's lifelong work as writer, analyst and witness. In the subsequent four decades, Levi never ceased to recount his experiences in Auschwitz in a wide variety of texts, many of which are assembled together here for the first time, alongside other testimony from De Benedetti. From early research into the fate of their companions to the deposition written for Eichmann's trial, from the 'letter to the daughter of a fascist who wants to know the truth' to newspaper and magazine articles, Auschwitz Testimonies is a rich mosaic of memories and critical reflections of great historic and human value. Underpinned by his characteristically clear language, rigorous method and deep psychological insight, this collection of testimonies, reports and analyses reaffirms Primo Levi's position as one of the most important chroniclers of the Holocaust. It will find a wide readership, both among the many readers of Levi's work and among all those who wish to understand one of the greatest human tragedies of all time
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Levi, Primo
Dewey number
940.53/1853862
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Italian
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1949-
  • 1966-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • De Benedetti, Leonardo
  • Levi, Fabio
  • Scarpa, Domenico
  • Gordon, Robert S. C.
  • Levi, Primo
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
  • Monowitz (Concentration camp)
  • Concentration camp inmates
Label
Auschwitz testimonies, 1945-1986, Primo Levi ; with Leonardo de Benedetti ; edited by Fabio Levi and Domenico Scarpa ; introduction by Robert S.C. Gordon ; translated by Judith Woolf
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in Italian as Così fu Auschwitz. Testimonianze, 1945-1986"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn974567690
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
English edition.
Extent
xi, 194 pages
Isbn
9781509513369
Lccn
2017010122
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Auschwitz testimonies, 1945-1986, Primo Levi ; with Leonardo de Benedetti ; edited by Fabio Levi and Domenico Scarpa ; introduction by Robert S.C. Gordon ; translated by Judith Woolf
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in Italian as Così fu Auschwitz. Testimonianze, 1945-1986"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn974567690
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
English edition.
Extent
xi, 194 pages
Isbn
9781509513369
Lccn
2017010122
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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