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Auschwitz report

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Auschwitz report
Call No: 940.5317 A932Le 2006

Call Number940.5317 A932Le 2006
Dates2006; ©2006
Statement of ResponsibilityPrimo Levi with Leonardo De Benedetti ; translated by Judith Woolf ; edited by Robert S. C. Gordon.
Creators & ContributorsLevi, Primo (author)
De Benedetti, Leonardo (author)
Woolf, Judith (translator)
Gordon, Robert S. C. (Robert Samuel Clive) (contributor)
Summary"While in a Russian-administered holding camp in Katowice, Poland, in 1945, Primo Levi was asked to provide a report on living conditions in Auschwitz. Published the following year, it was then forgotten, and has until now remained unknown to a wider public. Dating from the weeks and months immediately after the war, Auschwitz Report represents a fascinating and unusual return to the very earliest phase of Holocaust testimony. It details the author’s deportation to Auschwitz, selections for work and extermination, everyday life in the camp, and the organization and working of the gas chambers. It constitutes Levi’s first, astonishingly lucid attempts to come to terms with the raw horror of events that would drive him to create some of the greatest works of twentieth-century literature and testimony." —Publisher
  • Introduction / Robert S. C. Gordon
  • Biographical Note
  • Note on the Texts
  • Translator's Note
  • Acknowledgements
  • Auschwitz Report / Primo Levi and Leonardo De Benedetti
  • Glossary of Medical and Pharmaceutical Terms
  • In Memory of a Good Man / Primo Levi
  • Leonardo De Benedetti / Primo Levi
Physical Description vi, 97 pages ; 20 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish, Translated from the Italian by Judith Woolf.
PublisherLondon : Verso
  • First published as Rapporto sull'organizzazione igienico-sanitaria del campo di concentramento per ebrei di Monowitz (Auschwitz, Alta Silesia) by Minerva Medica, 1946 —Title page verso
  • Includes bibliographical references
RecognitionGifted in 2019 by Kit Krieger in memory of Else Dunner (z'l)