03-27-2007, 11:22 PM
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Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: L.E.S. (Artistes)
Survival in Auschwitz by Primo Levi
Amazing book. I read it (along with Mein Kampf) for my History of European Civilization II class last quarter here at Chicago. If you've read Night by Elie Wiesel, it's along the same lines. I felt this book was so much more *real* though. It details the story of (obviously) a Jewish survivor of Auschwitz - from his being sent to the camp to the German abandonment of the camp in the face of the Red Army's approach.
It's less emotional than Night, which showed a very sorrowful side of the camp - focusing on how terrible the Holocaust was.... this shows a different aspect of the tragedy, focusing on what life in the camp itself was like, how someone could survive living under these conditions, etc.
To anyone interested in concentration camps and their survivors or the Holocaust, I definitely recommend it.
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