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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/