If This Is a Man by Primo Levi (Book Analysis)

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This engaging summary presents an analysis of If This Is a Man by Primo Levi, which details the author's experiences in Buna-Monowitz, one of the subcamps of the notorious Auschwitz concentration camp. Levi was captured in 1944 while fighting with the Italian Resistance and deported to Buna-Monowitz, where he remained until the camp was liberated by the Red Army the following year. As well as a harrowing account of the horrors of the concentration camp system, If This Is a Man is also a meditation on what it means to be human and the difficulty of retaining a sense of identity within a structure devoid of moral values. Primo Levi was an Italian writer and Holocaust survivor whose best-known books include The Periodic Table, The Truce and The Drowned and the Saved. He committed suicide in 1987, at the age of 67.

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