If This is a Man /The Truce Author:Primo Levi Review of Primo Levi, If This is a Man and The Truce — If This is a Man and The Truce is the two part record of Levi's enslavement in Auschwitz and his return to Italy after liberation by the Red Army. This re-publication is a testimony to Levi's continuing relevance and artistic skill, and to his truthfulness. The... more »re is no hoax, no invention of facts, just an accurate rendering of the reality of the fascist hell on earth.« less
I found this book to be a painful and heart-breaking read but also very moving and powerful. Primo Levi's first person narrative shows us the dark side of our nature and grabs you as soon as you start reading. His writing is somewhat poetic and transports you as he tells the story of his will to survive and persevere. This book should be read by anyone interested in history of life in a German concentration camp. A very touching story.