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Primo Levi Primo Levi is a 24-year-old Italian Jew, who was captured by the fascist militia in December 1943. He is held in Fossoli and then transported to Auschwitz with 650 other Jews. Read More
Alberto Alberto is Levi's "best friend," a 22-year-old Italian. He is in Block 45, where Levi is sent after release from the Ka-Be. He was in his third year at university. Read More
Charles Charles is a French patient in the infectious disease ward with Levi. Read More
Lorenzo Lorenzo is an Italian civilian worker who is a protector for Levi. Read More
Steinlauf Steinlauf is an ex-sergeant of the Austro-Hungarian Army and almost 50 years old. Read More
Null Achtzehn Null Achtzehn (meaning 018 in German) is a young prisoner who has forgotten all but his number. Levi is often paired with him for work.
Alcalai Alcalai is a patient in the infectious disease ward with Levi. He is a Jewish glazier from Toulouse. He survives.
Alex Alex is a kapo who treats the Jews as if they are less than human.
Alfred L. Alfred had been a well-known director of a factory, and is about 50 years old. He had a long-term plan, discipline, and Levi thinks he may have survived.
Arthur Arthur is a French patient in the infectious disease ward with Levi. With Charles and Levi, he searches for food and other supplies. He survives and returns to his family.
Beppo the Greek Beppo is in the bunk next to Kuhn and was selected. He is 20 years old, "and is going to the gas chamber," and he knows it.
Walter Bonn Walter is a Dutchman Levi meets in the Ka-Be.
Cagnolati Cagnolati is a patient in the infectious disease ward with Levi. He is a young peasant from the Vosges (German mountains). He died in the Russian hospital after leaving Auschwitz.
Chajim Chajim is a Polish Jew in the same hut and bed as Levi. His profession is watchmaker and he works as a precision mechanic in Buna. He has been in the Lager for three years.
Iss Clausner Iss is sent to the chemical kommando with Alberto, a Dutchman, and Levi.
Deutsch Deutsch works in an underground petrol tank with Levi.
Dorget Dorget is a patient in the infectious disease ward with Levi. He is a French industrialist. He died in the Russian hospital after leaving Auschwitz.
Emilia Emilia is a three-year-old who was killed upon arrival at Auschwitz.
Goldner Goldner works in an underground petrol tank with Levi.
Henri Henri is 22, intelligent, and speaks French, English, Russian, and German. He is exceptionally charismatic and has protectors. He survives the camp.
Jean Jean is an Alsatian student who speaks French and German. He works in an underground petrol tank with Levi. He would like to learn Italian, and Levi teaches him some.
Kraus Kraus is a patient in the infectious disease ward with Levi.
Kuhn Kuhn is an older prison who is not selected and prays loudly as a result.
Lakmaker Lakmaker is a patient in the infectious disease ward with Levi. He is a 17-year-old Dutch Jew. He died in the Russian hospital after leaving Auschwitz.
Elias Lindzin Elias, Prisoner 141565, is a "dwarf, not more than five feet high." He is extremely muscular, speaks only Polish, and is "a survivor." Levi sees him as a "madman"—perhaps "a product of the camp itself."
Mendi Mendi is a modernist rabbi from Russia, who is fluent in seven languages and has been a lawyer.
Doktor Pannwitz Doktor Pannwitz is one of the examiners to determine chemistry competency for the specialist work assignment.
Resnyk Resnyk, Levi's bedmate, is a strong, tall, Polish man. He is 30 years old and works with Levi.
Sattler Sattler is a "huge Transylvania peasant" who is selected. He was in the Lager only 20 days.
Schenck Schenck is a patient in the infectious disease ward with Levi. He is a Slovak businessman. He survives.
Schepschel Schepschel has been in the Lager for four years. In Galicia, he was a saddler, and he had a wife and five children.
Schmulek Schmulek is a Polish Jew, a smith, whom Levi meets in the Ka-Be. He is "selected" (to die) the following day.
Sertelet Sertelet is a patient in the infectious disease ward with Levi. He is 20 years old and also a peasant from the Vosges (German mountains). He died in the Russian hospital after leaving Auschwitz.
Sivadjan Sivadjan works in an underground petrol tank with Levi.
Sómogyi Sómogyi is a patient in the infectious disease ward with Levi. He is a 50-year-old Hungarian chemist. He died in the infectious ward at Auschwitz.
Piero Sonnino Piero is a friend of Levi's from Rome who visits Levi in the Ka-Be.
Templer Templer is a prisoner on the same work detail as Levi and Null Achtzehn. He is an "organizer" who brings back information and supplies.
Towarowski Towarowski is a patient in the infectious disease ward with Levi. He is a 23-year-old Franco-Pole. Towarowski suggests that the three men who found food and supplies (Levi, Charles, and Arthur) ought to receive part of the other men's bread. He died in the Russian hospital after leaving Auschwitz.
Ziegler Ziegler is on a work crew with Levi. He is selected to die and insists on an extra ration of soup because of it.
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