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Survival In Auschwitz

Survival In Auschwitz Book
Author : Primo Levi
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 1996
ISBN : 0684826801
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The author describes his twenty month ordeal in the Nazi death camp.

Survival in Auschwitz And The Reawakening

Survival in Auschwitz   And  The Reawakening Book
Author : Primo Levi
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1986
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The author's survival in Auschwitz and his travels through Eastern Europe and Russia are the subjects of this memoir.

Jewish Doctors and the Holocaust

Jewish Doctors and the Holocaust Book
Author : Ross W. Halpin
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Release : 2019-01-14
ISBN : 3110593750
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This is the first attempt to explain how Jewish doctors survived extreme adversity in Auschwitz where death could occur at any moment. The ordinary Jewish slave labourer survived an average of fifteen weeks. Ross Halpin discovers that Jewish doctors survived an average of twenty months, many under the same horrendous conditions as ordinary prisoners. Despite their status as privileged prisoners Jewish doctors starved, froze, were beaten to death and executed. Many Holocaust survivors attest that luck, God and miracles were their saviors. The author suggests that surviving Auschwitz was far more complex. Interweaving the stories of Jewish doctors before and during the Holocaust Halpin develops a model that explains the anatomy of survival. According to his model the genesis of survival of extreme adversity is the will to live which must be accompanied by the necessities of life, specific personal traits and defence mechanisms. For survival all four must co-exist.

The Reawakening

The Reawakening Book
Author : Primo Levi
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 1995-12-01
ISBN : 0684826356
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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First published in English in 1965, "The Reawakening" is Primo Levi's bestselling sequel to his classic memoir of the Holocaust, "Survival in Auschwitz." The inspiring story of Levi's liberation from the German death camp in January 1945 by the Red Army, it tells of his strange and eventful journey home to Italy by way of the Soviet Union, Hungary, and Romania. Levi's railway travels take him through bombed-out cities and transit camps, with keen insight he describes the former prisoners and Russian soldiers he encounters along the way. An extraordinary account of faith, hope, and undying courage, "The Reawakening" was praised by Irving Howe as "a remarkable feat of literary craft."

In Spite of Auschwitz

In Spite of Auschwitz Book
Author : Klaus Pollak
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2006
ISBN : 9781425731939
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Survival. Liberation. A New Life in America In this book, a story is told of how I have lived the past 76 years of my life. I grew up in a rich, affluent environment and after concentration camps, ended up starting a happy purposeful life in the United States of America. It is great to be an American. The life is only unusual to the point that I was just a happy kid growing up, going to school, until the Germans marched into Prague (Praha) on March 15, 1939. This is when everything came to a screeching halt. The first thing they did, if you can imagine, was to change the traffic pattern, overnight, from driving on the left to driving on the right. The streetcars now had the doors on the wrong side, and the buses also had to be boarded from the other side. They did this overnight! Thousands of German soldiers marched up and down the streets and created a lot of chaos, noise and drew little attention from the Czech people. I had no idea what was going on. The next thing that happened was all "Jews" were advised of a curfew, which was after sundown; and before sunrise, no "Jew" was allowed on the streets of Praha. Fortunately, I spoke a fluent German, because of my parents who were raised in the old Austrian Empire. We were told to wear the yellow Star of David with the words "Jude" (Jew) on our outer garments. If the soldiers thought you were Jewish and were not wearing the star, you were beaten severely, or even shot and killed. My sister and I had no idea if we were Jewish; we had to ask our parents. My life then took a twist. The next years, 1939 to 1945, were spent in horrific ways and times, inside the concentration camps. You will find out how I was able to be freed again, return to my homeland, and then immigrated to the United States and lived here since August 5, 1946. I have no regrets about my life, I only wish that my family could have lived to an older age, and not have been slaughtered in the gas chambers! Klaus Pollak September 2006

By Chance Alone

By Chance Alone Book
Author : Max Eisen
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2016-04-19
ISBN : 1443448559
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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WINNER of CBC Canada Reads In the tradition of Elie Wiesel’s Night and Primo Levi’s Survival in Auschwitz comes a bestselling new memoir by Canadian survivor Finalist for the 2017 RBC Taylor Prize More than 70 years after the Nazi camps were liberated by the Allies, a new Canadian Holocaust memoir details the rural Hungarian deportations to Auschwitz-Birkenau, back-breaking slave labour in Auschwitz I, the infamous “death march” in January 1945, the painful aftermath of liberation, a journey of physical and psychological healing. Tibor “Max” Eisen was born in Moldava, Czechoslovakia into an Orthodox Jewish family. He had an extended family of sixty members, and he lived in a family compound with his parents, his two younger brothers, his baby sister, his paternal grandparents and his uncle and aunt. In the spring of1944--five and a half years after his region had been annexed to Hungary and the morning after the family’s yearly Passover Seder--gendarmes forcibly removed Eisen and his family from their home. They were brought to a brickyard and eventually loaded onto crowded cattle cars bound for Auschwitz-Birkenau. At fifteen years of age, Eisen survived the selection process and he was inducted into the camp as a slave labourer. One day, Eisen received a terrible blow from an SS guard. Severely injured, he was dumped at the hospital where a Polish political prisoner and physician, Tadeusz Orzeszko, operated on him. Despite his significant injury, Orzeszko saved Eisen from certain death in the gas chambers by giving him a job as a cleaner in the operating room. After his liberation and new trials in Communist Czechoslovakia, Eisen immigrated to Canada in 1949, where he has dedicated the last twenty-two years of his life to educating others about the Holocaust across Canada and around the world. The author will be donating a portion of his royalties from this book to institutions promoting tolerance and understanding.

Versions of Survival

Versions of Survival Book
Author : Lawrence L. Langer
Publisher : Suny Press
Release : 1982
ISBN : 9780873955836
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Analyzes the theories concerning why certain people survived the Nazi concentration camps and examines the writings of survivors

Moments of Reprieve

Moments of Reprieve Book
Author : Primo Levi
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2017-06-20
ISBN : 1501167650
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this collection of essays based on his time as a Jewish prisoner in the Nazi camps, Primo Levi creates a series of sketches of the people he met who retained their humanity even in the most inhumane circumstances. Having already written two memoirs of his survival at Auschwitz, Levi knew there was still more left untold. Collected in this book are stray vignettes of fifteen individuals Levi met during his imprisonment. Whether it was the young Romani man who smuggled a creased photo of his bride past the camp guards or the starving prisoner who still insisted on fasting on Yom Kippur, the memory of these individuals stayed with Levi for long after. They represent for him “bizarre, marginal moments of reprieve.” Neither simple heroes nor victims, but people who never lost sight of their humanity in the face of unimaginable suffering. Written with the author’s signature humility and intelligence, Moments of Reprieve shines with lyricism and insight. Nearly forty years after their publication, Levi’s words remain as beautiful as they are necessary. Along with Elie Wiesel and Hannah Arendt, Primo Levi is remembered as one of the most powerful and perceptive writers on the Holocaust and the Jewish experience during World War II. This is an essential book both for students and literary readers. Reading Primo Levi is a lesson in the resiliency of the human spirit.

One Hundred Miracles

One Hundred Miracles Book
Author : Zuzana Ruzickova,Wendy Holden
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2019-04-18
ISBN : 1408896818
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The remarkable memoir of Zuzana Ružicková, Holocaust survivor and world-famous harpsichordist. Zuzana Ružicková grew up in 1930s Czechoslovakia dreaming of two things: Johann Sebastian Bach and the piano. But her peaceful, melodic childhood was torn apart when, in 1939, the Nazis invaded. Uprooted from her home, transported from Auschwitz to Hamburg to Bergen-Belsen, bereaved, starved, and afflicted with crippling injuries to her musician's hands, the teenage Zuzana faced a series of devastating losses. Yet with every truck and train ride, a small slip of paper printed with her favourite piece of Bach's music became her talisman. Armed with this 'proof that beauty still existed', Zuzana's fierce bravery and passion ensured her survival of the greatest human atrocities of all time, and would continue to sustain her through the brutalities of post-war Communist rule. Harnessing her talent and dedication, and fortified by the love of her husband, the Czech composer Viktor Kalabis, Zuzana went on to become one of the twentieth century's most renowned musicians and the first harpsichordist to record the entirety of Bach's keyboard works. Zuzana's story, told here in her own words before her death in 2017, is a profound and powerful testimony of the horrors of the Holocaust, and a testament in itself to the importance of amplifying the voices of its survivors today. It is also a joyful celebration of art and resistance that defined the life of the 'first lady of the harpsichord'– a woman who spent her life being ceaselessly reborn through her music. Like the music of her beloved Bach, Zuzana's life is the story of the tragic transmuted through art into the state of the sublime.

A Centaur in Auschwitz

A Centaur in Auschwitz Book
Author : Massimo Giuliani
Publisher : Lexington Books
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9780739107423
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The author has developed a "star of salvaction"--A diagram in the shape of a Star of David, in which each of the six points leads to a strategy Levi learned for seeking meaning, and thereby salvation, in the misery of Auschwitz. With its concise overview of Levi's expression and development as a writer, A Centaur in Auschwitz reveals Primo Levi for what he was - scientist, intellectual, Jew, and dedicated seeker of the roots of human dignity."--Jacket.

Hanged at Auschwitz

Hanged at Auschwitz Book
Author : Sam Kessel
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2001-12-04
ISBN : 1461741513
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A Jewish member of the French Resistance, Sim Kessel lived for almost three years in Nazi captivity. The bulk of his time was at the Auschwitz concentration camp, where he survived torture, starvation, and even his own public execution through extraordinary luck. His remarkable and terrifying story shows in knowing and intimate detail how guards and kapos under the Nazi system degenerated into conscienceless killers, and how the desperate scramble to survive dehumanized Kessel's fellow prisoners.

New Reflections on Primo Levi

New Reflections on Primo Levi Book
Author : Risa Sodi,Millicent Marcus
Publisher : Italian and Italian American S
Release : 2011-06-13
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Primo Levi’s hold on scholarly, critical and public attention grows with the passing of time. He commands a position of prominence in discourses ranging across the disciplines of Holocaust studies, Jewish studies, Italian literature, politics, history and philosophy. Certain of his concepts (the “grey zone”) or certain concepts popularized through his works (the Musulmann phenomenon) play a significant role in contemporary intellectual discourse. In addition, Levi’s reflections on the act and the possibility of witness, and of recounting trauma, are increasingly cited by a range of thinkers. This book presents a baker’s dozen of interpretative keys to Levi’s output and thought. It deepens our understanding of common themes in Levi studies (memory and witness) while exploring unusual and revealing byways (Levi and Calvino, or Levi and theater, for example). Of special interest and utility are the chapters that situate his thought within wider contexts: his epistemological connection to ancient Greeks, and his contributions to Holocaust phenomenology.

The Drowned and the Saved

The Drowned and the Saved Book
Author : Primo Levi
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2017-06-20
ISBN : 1501167634
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In his final book before his death, Primo Levi returns once more to his time at Auschwitz in a moving meditation on memory, resiliency, and the struggle to comprehend unimaginable tragedy. Drawing on history, philosophy, and his own personal experiences, Levi asks if we have already begun to forget about the Holocaust. His last book before his death, Levi returns to the subject that would define his reputation as a writer and a witness. Levi breaks his book into eight essays, ranging from topics like the unreliability of memory to how violence twists both the victim and the victimizer. He shares how difficult it is for him to tell his experiences with his children and friends. He also debunks the myth that most of the Germans were in the dark about the Final Solution or that Jews never attempted to escape the camps. As the Holocaust recedes into the past and fewer and fewer survivors are left to tell their stories, The Drowned and the Saved is a vital first-person testament. Along with Elie Wiesel and Hannah Arendt, Primo Levi is remembered as one of the most powerful and perceptive writers on the Holocaust and the Jewish experience during World War II. This is an essential book both for students and literary readers. Reading Primo Levi is a lesson in the resiliency of the human spirit.

Last Stop Auschwitz

Last Stop Auschwitz Book
Author : Eddy de Wind
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2020-01-09
ISBN : 1473572983
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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THE SUNDAY TIMES AND INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER 'The ultimate Holocaust testimony.' HEATHER MORRIS, author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz and Cilka's Journey Afterword by JOHN BOYNE, author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas _______________ Eddy de Wind, a Dutch doctor and psychiatrist, was shipped to Auschwitz with his wife Friedel, whom he had met and married at the Westerbork labour camp in the Netherlands. At Auschwitz, they made it through the brutal selection process and were put to work. Each day, each hour became a battle for survival. For Eddy, this meant negotiating with the volatile guards in the medical barracks. For Friedel, it meant avoiding the Nazis' barbaric medical experiments. As the end of the war approached and the Russian Army drew closer, the last Nazis fled, taking many prisoners with them, including Friedel. Eddy hid under a pile of old clothes and stayed behind. Finding a notebook and pencil, he began to write with furious energy about his experiences. Last Stop Auschwitz is an extraordinary account of life as a prisoner, a near real-time record of the daily struggle to survive but also of the flickering moments of joy Eddy and Friedel found in each other. Documenting the best and the worst of humanity, it is a unique and timeless story that reminds us of what we as humans are capable of, but that there is hope, even in Hell. _______________ WHAT READERS ARE SAYING: 'It's heart-wrenching, but there are pockets of resistance, rays of hope that shine through.' 'Powerful and ultimately uplifting... with courage and strength you can survive anything.' 'This is an important work. We must never forget.'

If this is a Man

If this is a Man Book
Author : Primo Levi
Publisher : London : Orion Press
Release : 1959
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The author's moving account of the ten months he spent in Auschwitz concentration camp.

Primo Levi

Primo Levi Book
Author : Ian Thomson
Publisher : Metropolitan Books
Release : 2014-03-11
ISBN : 1466866063
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Primo Levi, author of Survival in Auschwitz and The Periodic Table, wrote books that have been called the essential works of humankind. Yet he lived an unremarkable existence, remaining until his death in the house in which he'd been born; managing a paint and varnish factory for thirty years; and tending his invalid mother to the last. Now, in a matchless account, Ian Thomson unravels the strands of a life as improbable as it was influential, the story of the most modest of men who became a universal touchstone of conscience and humanism. Drawing on exclusive access to family members and previously unseen correspondence, Thomson reconstructs the world of Levi's youth--the rhythms of Jewish life in Turin during the Mussolini years--as well as his experience in Auschwitz and difficult reintegration into postwar Italy. Thomson presents Levi in all his facets: his fondness for Louis Armstrong and fast cars, his insomnia and many near-catastrophic work accidents. Finally, he explores the controversy and isolation of Levi's later years, along with the increasing tensions in his life--between his private anguish and gift for friendship; his severe bouts of depression and passion for life and ideas; his pervasive dread and reasoned, pragmatic ethic. Praised in Britain as "the best sort of history" and "a model of its kind," Primo Levi: A Life is certain to take its place as the standard biography and a necessary companion to the works themselves.

The Truce

The Truce Book
Author : Primo Levi
Publisher : Abacus
Release : 1998-01
ISBN : 9780349110295
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The Truce book written by Primo Levi, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Primo Levi and the Politics of Survival

Primo Levi and the Politics of Survival Book
Author : Frederic D. Homer
Publisher : University of Missouri Press
Release : 2001
ISBN : 9780826263001
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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At the age of twenty-five, Primo Levi was sent to Hell. Levi, an Italian chemist from Turin, was one of many swept up in the Holocaust of World War II and sent to die in the German concentration camp in Auschwitz. Of the 650 people transported to the camp in his group, only 15 men and 9 women survived. After Soviet liberation of the camp in 1945, Levi wrote books, essays, short stories, poetry, and a novel, in which he painstakingly described the horrors of his experience at Auschwitz. He also spent the rest of his life struggling with the fact that he was not among those who were killed. In Primo Levi and the Politics of Survival, Frederic D. Homer looks at Primo Levi's life but, more important, shows him to be a significant political philosopher. In the course of his writings, Levi asked and answered his most haunting question: can someone be brutalized by a terrifying experience and, upon return to "ordinary life," recover from the physical and moral destruction he has suffered? Levi used this question to develop a philosophy positing that although man is no match for life, he can become better prepared to contend with the tragedies in life. According to Levi, the horrors of the world occur because of the strength of human tendencies, which make relationships between human beings exceedingly fragile. He believed that we are ill-constituted beings who have tendencies toward violence and domination, dividing ourselves into Us and Them, with very shallow loyalties. He also maintained that our only refuge is in education and responsibility, which may counter these tendencies. Homer calls Levi's philosophy "optimistic pessimism." As Homer demonstrates, Levi took his past experiences into account to determine that goodwill and democratic institutions do not come easily to people. Liberal society is to be earned through discipline and responsibility toward our weaknesses. Levi's answer is "civilized liberalism." To achieve this we must counter some of our most stubborn tendencies. Homer also explores the impact of Levi's death, an apparent suicide, on the way in which his work and theories have been perceived. While several critics discount Levi's work because of the nature of his death, Homer argues that his death is consistent with his philosophy. A book rich in brutally honest philosophy, Primo Levi and the Politics of Survival compels one to look at serious questions about life, tragedy, optimism, solidarity, violence, and human nature.

The Essence of Survival

The Essence of Survival Book
Author : Ross Halpin
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2014
ISBN : 9780992286033
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Narative version of Ross Halpin's PHD Thesis. Based on a series of interviews with Jewish doctors who survived Auschwitz. Postulates reasons for their survival beyond other inmates.

Speak You Also

Speak You Also Book
Author : Paul Steinberg
Publisher : Metropolitan Books
Release : 2015-03-10
ISBN : 1466891831
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In 1943, sixteen-year-old Paul Steinberg was arrested in Paris and deported to Auschwitz. A chemistry student, Steinberg was assigned to work in the camp's laboratory alongside Primo Levi, who would later immortalize his fellow inmate as "Henri," the ultimate survivor, the paradigm of the prisoner who clung to life at the cost of his own humanity. "One seems to glimpse a human soul," Levi wrote in Survival in Auschwitz, "but then Henri's sad smile freezes in a cold grimace, and here he is again, intent on his hunt and his struggle; hard and distant, enclosed in armor, the enemy of all." Now, after fifty years, Steinberg speaks for himself. In an unsparing act of self-examination, he traces his passage from artless adolescent to ruthless creature determined to do anything to live. He describes his strategies of survival: the boxing matches he staged for the camp commanders, the English POWs he exploited, the maneuvers and tactics he applied with cold competence. Ultimately, he confirms Levi's judgment: "No doubt he saw straight. I probably was that creature, prepared to use whatever means I had available." But, he asks, "Is it so wrong to survive?" Brave and rare, Speak You Also is an unprecedented response to those dreadful events, bringing us face-to-face with the most difficult questions of humanity and survival.