Sunday, December 24, 2006

Survival in Auschwitz

Author: Primo Levi

First line: I was captured by the Fascist Militia on 13 December 1943.

Why you should read it: Primo Levi went through hell and came out a philosopher on the other side. Through a year of terror in the notorious concentration camp, Levi documents every small moment of hope. The short, intense journey through one man's survival story reminds us that the human spirit is strong enough to rise to almost every occasion.

Why you shouldn't read it: Holocaust literature is terrifying. But you should read it anyway.

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