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.
- Hardback | 128 pages
- 140 x 190 x 14mm | 240.4g
- 17 Oct 2006
- Verso Books
- London, United Kingdom
"One of the most important and gifted writers of our time." - Italo Calvino
About Primo Levi
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.