Primo Levi, Roberto Benigni, and the Politics of Holocaust Representation

  • Marla Stone
Part of the Italian and Italian American Studies book series (IIAS)

Abstract

Primo Levi is remembered as a memoirist, novelist, moral philosopher, and increasingly, as the Italian symbol of the Holocaust. When, in the 1990s, Italy witnessed its first major attempt to create a shared public Holocaust memory culture, Levi became Italy’s most well-known Holocaust survivor. The last decade has seen an explosion of interest in Levi’s work and life. Indeed, one need only to look at a wave of new editions of his work, two new biographies, documentaries, and Francesco Rosi’s film adaptation of La tregua to see the material fallout of this phenomenon.

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Europe Cane Alla Stake Cura 

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