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“Monsters exist, but they are too few in numbers to be truly  dangerous. More dangerous are…the functionaries ready to believe  and act without asking questions.”    Primo Levi --- What drove Levi to write Survival in Auschwitz? It was a desire to bear witness to the horrors of the Nazis' attempt to exterminate the Jewish people. He read many accounts of witnesses and survivors and attended meetings of survivors, becoming in the end a symbolic figure for anti-fascists in Italy. IN Bergan’s novel he talks about how the german soldiers shot close to 1500 priests. “In the opening months of war, German soldiers shot fifteen hundred  priests and imprisoned countless others…” chapter 5 Bergan ---Why were Germans attacking those who did not fit their original target? Is the hunger for power more crucial in a time where turmoil is amuck? “Sooner or later in life everyone discovers that perfect happiness is 
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Unformatted text preview: unrealizable, but there are few who pause to consider the antithesis: that perfect unhappiness is equally unattainable. The obstacles preventing the realization of both these extreme states are of the same nature: they derive from our human condition which is opposed to everything infinite.” ― Primo Levi , Survival in Auschwitz ___Theories/Themes for paper survival of the fittest is a reoccurring theme. “every single man has become an island except for the holocaust” those who survived gained some type of favoritism ruthless desire to live; survival of the fittest “in solitude they die” even to levi these people are a cross off number on a paper. . reveals how little human life is regarded. Every image becomes life changing. “dehumanized until they had no will power.”...
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