Si Esto Es Un Hombre
Levi, then a 25-year-old chemist, spent 10 months in Auschwitz before the camp was liberated by the Red Army. Of the 650 Italian Jews in his shipment, Levi was one of only twenty who left...more
You see, Anne Frank wrote her diary at 13 while hiding in her house with her family so she was not able to include her...more
Molti hanno scritto su questo libro, molto è stato scritto in generale sul genocidio degli ebrei. Non è mia intenzione scrivere un sermone a difesa degli ebrei, perché lo sappi...more
I believe this is one of (if not THE) most important book ever written. Everyone should read this book. It details Levi's journey from his home in Turin to Buchenwald. It is absolutely beautifully written. Levi's style of writing is unlike any other I've read. It is detailed, incredibly intelligent, moving, poignant, and in some way almost detached from his experience, which makes reading about it all the more moving and painful. To hear him...more
good fortune to be deported to Auschwitz only in 1944, that is, after the German Government had decided, owing to the growing scarcity of labour, to lengthen the average lifespan of the prisoners destined for elimination; it conceded noticeable improvements in the camp routine and temporarily suspended killings at the whim of individuals.Levi refuses to offer his readers a sugarcoating of what life in a concentration camp was like.
Nenhum livro, filme, música, ou outro qualquer formato de expressão poderá algum dia descrever exactamente o que se passou naqueles campos. Por mais que os relatos sejam minuciosos, há coisas que nem o mais corajoso e sincero dos homens é capaz de admitir que sentiu. A humilhação total, a perda de identidade, o compor...more
In an interview with Philip Roth at the end of my edition of the book, he mentions that he did this deliberately, aided by the more than 10 years of ''space'' between the...more
Compared with Wiesel’s very emotional, introspective memoir, Levi’s story seems to be a much more intellectual examination of life in a concentration camp. Levi’s book almost reads more like a h...more
Levi's story is one of horror and tragedy, but more than that, it is one of survival. Not only does Levi recount his time spent in the concentration camp, Auschwitz, but he also recounts the ways in whi...more
Primo Levi was a Jewish man living in Italy that was sent to Auschwitz. He says he writes things in order of urgency, the order details need to go on the page. But Levi's way...more
For those who don't know, this is a true story of the horrors witnessed by Primo Levi, an Italian Jew who was a prisoner of one of the German 'labour camps' in WW2.
It's honest, touching, and very well written...when you consider that it was written after his time in this hell. It was (obviously) forbidden for prisoners to k...more
I know that Levi wrote down events while in the camp on precious scraps of paper and material. These scribblings were each destroyed soon after being created (if found Levi could have been executed as a spy--even ownership of your personal narrative was forbidden, evidently). He must h...more
This was the story of Primo Levi, a man who lived in Auschwitz and managed to survive. As I was reading this, I kept thinking about how strange the human's want to survive is. If I were in his position, I am not sure that I would continue fighting. I'm not sure I...more
Het meest beklemmende deel van dit boek vond ik de laatste maanden, toen de nazi's in de gaten kregen dat ze de strijd aan het verliezen...more
An Italian "half-Jew," Levi was deported to A. in 1944 and spent 10 or 11 months in the camp. He was 25, a trained chemist.
His description of the variety of enslav...more
Mi ha aiutata a non restare paralizzata leggendo degli orrori del campo di sterminio di Auschwitz, ma allo stesso tempo grazie alla voce atona della lettrice ho colto perfettamente l'atmosfera di orrore, di morte, di impotenza che hanno provato milioni di ebrei... Agghiacciante.
Still, some topics seem too painful to broach, even for Levi. Not only does he omit his family, he also, as much as possible, excludes himself from the book. “Surv...more
The reason I describe his words as cold is that this book has the feeling of being written by a man left so numb by his experiences, he has lost all feeling and passion. There is no hot fury, no raging, no ranting, only cool dispassionate descriptions of the horrors as if being told by someone seeing them from a hidden place deep within himself...more
Levi's testimony of the Holocaust is indispensable. Admittedly I have not read many others...more
Survival in Auschwitz is the painful memoir written by the Italian chemist Primo Levi who, after being on the lam as a result of Italy's racial purity laws during World War II, was caught and sent to the subcamp Monowitz-Buna in 1944.
Levi's description of life in the camps is gritty than Elie Wiesel's depiction in Night and intellectual rather than poetic. Oddly enough, Levi begins by being thankful that he only in the concentration camps for a single year, that the year of his imprisonment was...more
He is best known for his work on the Holocaust, and in particular his account of the year he spent as a prisoner in Auschwitz, the infamous death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland. If This Is a Man (published in the United States as Survival in Auschwitz) has been described as one...more