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Rickelman 1Lukus RickelmanProfessor HansonGHS: Rev. Europe and Colonial Nigeria27 February 2019Primo Levi: Triumph of Human Spirit and Negation of RightsPrimo Levi, in his effort to document the treatments and conditions that were present inAuschwitz, told a story of hardships, suffering, and perseverance. The prisoners that were takeninto these concentration camps did so against their will, with no preface as to why they werebeing taken away. It was simply because one dictator, Adolf Hitler, believed these races to beinferior to everyone else. The fact that Hitler wanted to create the perfect race in his “FinalSolution” plan completely went against the Declaration of Human Rights. That being said, theconditions Levi and his counterparts underwent showed a tremendous amount of resilience andhope even when there was none. I believe that the events and actions described by Primo Leviare both a negation of the Declaration of Human Rights and they also demonstrate the ability ofthe human spirit to triumph in the face of adversity.In Primo Levi’s survival in Auschwitz, he is taken to the then-not-so-world-famousconcentration camp of Auschwitz. Based solely on his, and those who were arrested with himpolitical preferences, they were taken by the Nazis to concentration camps so they could pay for

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