Paperback Auschwitz testimonies, 1945-1986 / Primo Levi with Leonardo De Benedetti ; edited by Fabio Levi and Domenico Scarpa ; introduction by Robert S.C. Gordon ; translated by Judith Woolf.
Publication year: 2018
Publisher: Cambridge : Polity,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781509513376 (pbk.) :
Translated from the Italian.
Report on the sanitary and medical organization of the Monowitz Concentration Camp for Jews (Auschwitz - Upper Silesia) / Leonardo de Benedetti and Primo Levi.
In 1945, soon after liberation, Soviet authorities in control of the Kattowitz (Katowice) camp in Poland asked Primo Levi and his fellow captive Leonardo De Benedetti to compile a detailed report on the sanitary conditions in Auschwitz. 'The Report on the Monowitz Camp' marked the beginnings of Levi's lifelong work as writer, analyst and witness. In the subsequent four decades, Levi never ceased to recount his experiences in Auschwitz in a wide variety of texts, many of which are assembled together here for the first time, alongside other testimony from De Benedetti. From early research into the fate of their companions to the deposition written for Eichmann's trial, from the 'letter to the daughter of a fascist who wants to know the truth' to newspaper and magazine articles, this book is a rich mosaic of memories and critical reflections of great historic and human value.
Original title: Rapporto sull'organizzazione igienico-sanitaria del campo di concentramento per ebrei di Monowitz (Auschwitz, Alta Silesia). English
xi, 194 pages : illustrations (black and white), map (black and white) ; 22 cm