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June 2, 2016

the late Primo Levy is back in the news

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 8:28 am
Primo Levi as a young man

Primo Levi as a young man

If you don’t know who Primo Levi is, I can’t help you.  Suffice to say, if you don’t know the name Primo Levi, it is almost certain that you have never been to college.  Not that there is anything wrong with that.

I previously blogged about Primo Levi on this blog post: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2011/01/10/primo-levi-the-story-of-ten-days-jan-18th-to-jan-27th-1945/

Today, I am commenting on a news article, which you can read in full at https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/us-holocaust-museum-gets-a-treasured-auschwitz-manuscript-by-primo-levi/2016/06/01/a1106c5e-280f-11e6-ae4a-3cdd5fe74204_story.html

The news article is about an original manuscript, written years ago, by Primo Levi. The manuscript was recently put into a museum in Washington, DC.

The recent news article begins with this quote:

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Manuela Paul had the precious documents in a plastic folder, inside an artist’s satchel, inside a Whole Foods shopping bag, which she kept at her side the entire bus ride from New York to Washington [DC].

The package in her custody was a rare 1946 draft of one of the most revered books to come out of the Holocaust — Italian author Primo Levi’s classic memoir of his 10 months in the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz [Monowitz].

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Normally, a news story begins with “Who, What, Where, When and Why,” but not if it is a news story about Jews. The Jews are “God’s Chosen People.” They are not like the lowly goyim who are not even human. The Jews can break the rules and get away with it.

The following quote is the very last paragraph in the news article, which was written backwards, with the most important information given at the end of the article.

Begin quote:

“Survival in Auschwitz” [written by Primo Levy] is considered one of the great Holocaust books, along with “The Diary of Anne Frank” and Elie Wiesel’s concentration camp memoir, “Night,” the museum said.

The manuscript includes 10 of the eventual 17 chapters, dating from the winter and spring of 1946. Levi had been liberated by the Russians [Soviet Union soldiers] in January 1945. He died in 1987.
End quote

Personally, I think that the writing of Primo Levi is highly over rated. If he had not been a Jew, his books would never have been published.

The factories in the Monowitz camp, where Levi was a prisoner, are still being used, and the camp is off limits to tourists. I have written several blog posts about Monowitz: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/tag/monowitz/

 

 

7 Comments »

  1. FG quoted the following from the ‘Washington Post’ news article;-

    “Manuela Paul had the precious documents in a plastic folder, inside an artist’s satchel, inside a Whole Foods shopping bag, which she kept at her side the entire bus ride from New York to Washington [DC].”

    At first I wondered why this piece of information was included in the story in the first place. Because, let’s face it, a person’s journey to an event is not very important. And then – why did she travel by bus. That does seem rather a cheap-and-cheerful method of transport, considering she is carrying a valuable historical document, and is planning to hand it over to a prestigious museum at a formal ceremony. Surely The USHMM would have paid her air fare, or train ticket, and had a limousine to pick her up at the airport or station.

    But finally, the “penny dropped” in my mind. Dear old Manuela, and her sponsors, are make some extra dollars by advertising the supermarket named ‘Whole Foods’. And her message to the readership of the Washington Post is;-

    “While you’re shedding bucket-loads of tears for the sorrowful plight of Primo Levi and the holocaust victims – don’t forget to purchase all your provisions at Whole Foods.”

    Comment by Talbot — June 2, 2016 @ 12:25 pm

  2. Did you learn about Primo Levi in college?

    Comment by Anonymous — June 2, 2016 @ 9:55 am

    • I started college in 1951. No one talked about the Holocaust. I am not sure, but I don’t think that the word Holocaust was being used yet, when talking about the Jews.

      The following quote is from this website: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/27/the-word-holocaust-history-and-meaning_n_1229043.html

      Begin quote

      And after Word War II, the “Final Solution“ was often called a holocaust. By the 1960s, according to the Jewish Magazine, it became common to refer to the Nazi genocide of Jews as “The Holocaust.” The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum notes three events that led to this shift: the English translation of Israel’s Declaration of Independence in 1948, which mentions the “Nazi holocaust”; the translated publications of Yad Vashem, the “world center for Holocaust research, education, documentation and commemoration” in Jerusalem; and English newspaper coverage of the trial of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann.
      End quote

      Comment by furtherglory — June 2, 2016 @ 10:25 am

  3. Primo Levi was held in Auschwitz (Monowitz) for almost 11 months – OK, fair enough. But the holocaust proponents have constantly told us over the decades that the average survival rate for inmates was between 6 weeks and 3 months. Well, that would mean that the bulk of the prisoners who arrived at Auschwitz would be dead within 3 months of entering the camp – with only a small number of inmates being able to survive for maybe another few weeks afterwards.

    So we really need an explanation as to how Levi managed to survive for almost 3 times beyond the official average figure. This suggests that the conditions at Monowitz could not have been quite as bad as both he, and the holocaustians claim.

    Comment by Talbot — June 2, 2016 @ 9:41 am

  4. Another HoloHoax liar who made some money on all the HoloHoax lies.

    JR

    Comment by jrizoli — June 2, 2016 @ 8:48 am

    • The important point about Primo Levi is that he was treated well at the Monowitz camp. Still, he made a career out of complaining about how badly he was treated.

      Comment by furtherglory — June 2, 2016 @ 8:57 am


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