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Anne Frank is Alive

How a young girl’s diary became an everlasting condemnation of the Holocaust.

Anne Frank, 12 June 1929 – early March 1945

Anne Frank is alive; she lives on in all of us….The writer… 252 more words

Inspiring Women & Men

The Periodic Table by Primo Levi

I read The Periodic Table, and as with all Primo Levi books i’ve read, I really don’t know how to go about talking about it. 515 more words

Books

Why art is for grown ups

Greer:       And no matter what he confesses to, the narrator is always invulnerable.

Levi:         Because he is in control. The author is omnipotent and can create the reality he wants. 497 more words

Thinking

If This Is A Woman

If This Is A Woman – Inside Ravensbruck: Hitler’s Concentration Camp for Women

By Sarah Helm

Little, Brown – £25.00

It does indeed make one wonder why Ravensbruck, Hitler’s Concentration Camp for Woman, has continued to remain relatively unnoticed within the ghastly parameters of Nazi genocide. 1,057 more words

History

Primo Levi: If This is a Man

It’d be impossible to read Primo Levi’s “If This is a Man” and not be affected by it. The memoir, first published in Italian in 1947*, is about Levi’s time in Auschwitz, a place from which few** survived the Holocaust to tell the world their story. 774 more words

Books

Recent essay collection reads: some extracts

Greg Dening’s Readings/Writings

A half-price MUP sale and my temporary book-buying ban takes leave of me. I first encountered Dening’s beach crossing metaphor in his final book, and it has stayed with me, as has the memory of slow absorption (because this is what the book demands — no skimming, no gobbling). 1,008 more words

Reading

President Obama mentions Primo Levi in his statement on Auschwitz

President Barack Obama mentioned famous Holocaust survivor Primo Levi in his official statement on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz on Jan. 27, 1945. 138 more words

Holocaust