Papers compiled by Ian Thomson whilst researching for his biography of Primo Levi Primo Levi a Biography , Vintage, 2003, including a unique collection of transcript interviews with Levi and his friends, colleagues and relatives; original and copies of correspondence and publications and unpublished articles on all aspects of Levi's life and work.
Levi, Primo (1919-1987): Material regarding biography
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- ReferenceGB 1556 WL 1406
- Dates of Creation1880s-1990s
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialItalian English French German
- Physical Description18 boxes
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Administrative / Biographical History
Primo Levi was born in Italy 1919; chemist; prisoner in Auschwitz, Feb 1944-Jan 1945; wrote a number of memoirs, short stories, poems, and novels, notably If This Is a Man (published in the United States as Survival in Auschwitz ) documenting Levi's experiences in the Holocaust; died 1987.
The integrity of the original folders has been retained. They have been arranged to reflect material type or subject content.
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Entry compiled by Howard Falksohn.
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Copies can be made for personal use. Permission must be sought for publication.
Thomson, Ian, Primo Levi a Biography , Vintage, 2003.