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Primo Levi

Primo LeviAKA Primo Michele Levi

Born: 31-Jul-1919
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Died: 11-Apr-1987
Location of death: Turin, Italy
Cause of death: Suicide [1]
Remains: Buried, Cimitero Monumentale di Torino, Turin, Italy

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author

Nationality: Italy
Executive summary: Survival in Auschwitz


[1] Fall from a 3rd-floor balcony, almost certainly suicide.

Father: Cesare
Mother: Ester ("Rina")
Sister: Anna Maria (b. 1921)
Wife: Lucia (m. Sep-1947)
Daughter: Lisa (b. Oct-1948)
Son: Renzo (b. Jul-1957)

    University: BS Chemistry, University of Turin (1941, summa cum laude)

    Autopsy
    Nazi Concentration Camp Inmate
    Jewish Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Arachnophobia, Depression

Author of books:
Se questo č un uomo (1947, memoir, trans. Survival in Auschwitz)
La tregua (1963, memoir, The Truce)
Lilėt e altri racconti (1971, memoir, Moments of Reprieve)
Il sistema periodico (1975, meditations, The Periodic Table)
The Monkey's Wrench (1978, short stories)
Se non ora, quando? (1982, novel, If Not Now, When?)
I sommersi e i salvati (1986, memoir, The Drowned and the Saved)


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