Survival In Auschwitz
  • Survival In Auschwitz
  • Survival In Auschwitz
ISBN: 0020291922
EAN13: 9780020291923
Language: English
Pages: 176
Dimensions: 0.4" H x 8" L x 5.4" W
Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Product is currently Out of Stock.
You can add it to your wishlist and you will be notified once we receive a copy.
Book Overview

This Description may be from another edition of this product.

The true and harrowing account of Primo Levi's experience at the German concentration camp of Auschwitz and his miraculous survival; hailed by The Times Literary Supplement as a true work of art, this edition includes an exclusive conversation between the author and Philip Roth.

In 1943, Primo Levi, a twenty-five-year-old chemist and Italian citizen of Jewish race, was arrested by Italian fascists and deported from his native Turin to Auschwitz. Survival in Auschwitz is Levi's classic account of his ten months in the German death camp, a harrowing story of systematic cruelty and miraculous endurance. Remarkable for its simplicity, restraint, compassion, and even wit, Survival in Auschwitz remains a lasting testament to the indestructibility of the human spirit. Included in this new edition is an illuminating conversation between Philip Roth and Primo Levi never before published in book form.

Frequently Asked Questions About Survival In Auschwitz

Auschwitz Trilogy Series In Order - By Primo Levi

Book Reviews (12)

  |   12  reviews
Did you read Survival In Auschwitz? Please provide your feedback and rating to help other readers.
Write Review
   I recommend ordering the book "If this is a Man and ...
One can only truly understand the horror of life inside the concentration camps without having experienced it. Also read: Elie Wiesel's Night and The Theory and Practice of the German Concentration Camps and the System Behind them by Eugen Kogon, a long time prisoner in Buchenwald. Only in the second book, "The Fall," will he fully realize his true potential. The English language version of the story is "If This is a Man." If you are interested in ordering the book, you can do so by visiting www. amazon. com. The Soviets freed the Levis from the Nazis and sent them back to Italy via the Soviet Union.
   Out of outrage, hope.
Levi comes out of the unthinkable with his faith in humanity. I can think of no other book that has touched so many lives as this. Anyone who has ever contemplated despair needs to read this book and heed its message.
   A Study of the Evil and the Depravity of Nazi Germany
From the dead, out of the detritus of war and deprivation, a few transcended and survived as tribute to the millions who died. The 888-666-1846 ruins are a celebration of life and the human spirit. Levi has raised the banner, yelling: "There won't be another Miracle."
   Grim, Gritty
I finished this morning that I visited Auschwitz I and II and would encourage any visitor to do the same. This atrocity must not be forgotten and Levi's book breathes life into a bleak pile of Soviet-era buildings that I visited on a snowy February day. That was pretty impressive, isn't it?
   Deeply Moving
In this moving and often harrowing account of the horrors of Auschwitz, Chinedu writes of the anguished and desperate survival of a few. I have read several accounts of the concentration camps and found this to be the most articulate and honest.
   Required reading
In "Good Condition," the book is described as having "excellent" condition. It was mandatory reading for my daughter's college class. I don't really think you can put 5 stars on a DVD, but I gave it a good rating because it was in good condition and was absolutely as described.
   Dull and overly wordy
Having read a lot of books on the Holocaust written by survivors, their family members and those who had interviewed them, I found this book far too descriptive. That is wasting time, money and effort. I found Levi to be wordy in general and the translation of this book did not even make sense in places. I'd much prefer the more attention-keeping writing styles of Heather Morris or Ellie Midwood.
   How to Survive in Auschwitz
This is, of course, another Holocaust book. In the midst of reading it one is ensconced in the depravity and sheer muck of the nether world that the Germans created. The book deals with the structure of the Auschwitz death camp and how to survive. It is, however, true that one never fully prepared for such an undertaking. Rather, it would be more apt to say that the author delineates all the factors that need to be present for one to have the chance of survival. The book is a story told from the perspective of the writer, who survived Auschwitz.
   This looks like a bootlegged edition that has formatting errors and pages missing.
This looks like a bootlegged edition of the book, with formatting errors and missing pages. Buy it from a different company. I bought this book as a textbook, but it is very flawed.
   Difficult yet necessary read.
Primo's book is a difficult read, but he writes with such detail and insight that it becomes almost impossible to put down. This book is highly recommended for anyone interested in the period.