“More than any other country, Israel must live.”
Pankaj Mishra takes on Primo Levi.
A forgotten chronicler of the Holocaust in Italy.
In his own view, he became a Jew at Auschwitz, and a Jewish writer after writing about it.
For Levi, the core of Nazi barbarism was its reduction of unique human beings to anonymous things.
And was it really a suicide?
A reflection on a mother’s recollections of the Holocaust.