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If This Is a Man (Se questo è un uomo: versionne drammatica)

This theatrical version of Primo Levi's autobiography, If This Is A Man (also known as Survival in Auschwitz) recounts his eleven months in Monowitz, one of three camps in the Auschwitz extermination center. Levi was transported to Auschwitz, following his arrest and internment in an Italian internment center for Jews, in February of 1944. He was liberated by the Russians in January of 1945.


Based on the memoir by Italian Jewish chemist and writer, Primo Levi, which describes his arrest as a member of the Italian anti-fascist resistance during World War II and his incarceration in the Auschwitz concentration camp. The play is a monologue told by an older Primo looking back at his life in Auschwitz.