Auschwitz Report

Auschwitz Report


By (author) Primo Levi, By (author) Leonardo De Benedetti, Edited by Robert Gordon, Translated by Judith Woolf

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  • Publisher: Verso Books
  • Format: Hardback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 190mm x 14mm | 240g
  • Publication date: 17 October 2006
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1844670929
  • ISBN 13: 9781844670925
  • Sales rank: 360,047

Product description

Immediately following his release from Auschwitz in 1945, Primo Levi, along with Dr Claudio Debenedetti, was asked to provide a report on living conditions in the concentration camp for Russian authorities. Published the following year, it was then forgotten and has until now remained unknown to a wider public. Representing the very first attempts at fathoming the horrors, the report details the deportation to Auschwitz, selections for work and extermination, everyday life in the camp, and the organization and operation of the gas chambers. "Auschwitz Report" is a significant addition to the oeuvre of the world's most renowned chronicler of the Holocaust.

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Author information

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. He is the author of many books including The Drowned and the Saved and If This is a Man.

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"One of the most important and gifted writers of our time." - Italo Calvino