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Pages from a Work in Progress: The Primo Levi Collection


On January 27, 1945, Primo Levi was among the prisoners who were liberated from Auschwitz by the Soviets. Levi had spent nearly a year at the camp. After returning to his native Turin, Italy, Levi began writing about his experiences during World War II. Hoping to have his work published, he sent a draft of his work to a cousin who had emigrated to the United States. In this episode of Curators Corner, Kyra Schuster talks about the significance of the typescript that Levi's American relatives recently donated to the Museum and about the importance of his memoir, Survival in Auschwitz.

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