While in a Russian-administered holding camp in Katowice, Poland, in 1945, Primo Levi was asked to provide a report on living conditions in Auschwitz. Published the following year, it was then forgotten, and has until now remained unknown to a wider public.
Dating from the weeks and months immediately after the war, Auschwitz Report represents Leviís first yet still astonishingly lucid attempts to come to terms with the raw horror of events that would drive him to create some of the greatest works of twentieth century literature. It details the deportation to Auschwitz, selections for work and extermination, everyday life in the camp, and the organization and working of restraint, Auschwitz Report is a major literary and historical discovery.
Hardcover, 128 pp.