Monthly Archives: March 2014

4 03, 2014

The canto of Ulysses narrated by Primo Levi

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In 1944 Primo Levi, twenty-five years old at the time, was the Häftling (detainee) number 174517 in the Auschwitz concentration camp.  He managed to overcome that awful trial, survive, and moreover keep his human dignity intact, helped by the fact that since he had a chemistry degree the Nazis had placed him in a Kommando (that is to say, a work group) for work in a laboratory producing synthetic rubber inside the camp. Within two years of his liberation, Primo Levi published his masterpiece, Se [...]