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Primo Levi Response JS 211 Holocaust Discussion: Tues. October 17, 2005 Survival in Auschwitz by Primo Levi is a telling tale of one man’s experience surviving the Holocaust. Not only does Levi use himself as an example but he additionally includes his observations of peers to describe and explain the overall concentration camp system. Most significantly it is stated clearly in the author’s preface that his intent to recall such travesty is based on “the need to tell our story to the ‘rest’, to make ‘the rest’ participate in it” and that “the story of the death camps should be understood by everyone as a sinister alarm-signal” (9). Levi writes so as to inform the populous of Holocaust terror and prevent future such movements from occurring. In doing so he most interestingly reveals how individuals/victims were dehumanized and struggled to survive during the 1940’s. The concept of murder was a well-known inevitable fate to many of the Holocaust Jews. In the first section of
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