Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter
Primo Levi, who would have been 93 today, was an Italian Jewish writer and chemist who published across a range of genres, including memoirs, short stories, poems, and essays. He is is best known for his memoir If This Is a Man, his account of the year he spent in Auschwitz. To celebrate his birthday, we’ve compiled JBC material related to Levi’s life and work:
In 2010, JBC reviewer Bob Goldfarb recapped the International Writers' Festival at Mishkenot Sha'ananim, and, in a post about a panel on Holocaust writing, makes note of Primo Levi's influence on the Spanish novelist Adolfo Garcia Ortega.
In 2009, we wrote about Project Aladdin, an initiative to publish key Holocaust works in Farsi and Arabic. One of the first four titles published through the initiative was If This Is a Man.