“If this is a man?” – Primo Levi

Se Questo è um uomo?”if this is a man?) is a masterpiece and one of the most “beautiful” books on the Holocaust. Philip Roth labelled the book as “One of the century’s truly necessary books”. Many authors recommend that this book be read by everyone at least once a year. Nowadays, when people are less patient and more selfish, it is important to make a reflection on human behaviour. Primo Levi painstakingly recounts his sad, painful and terrifying experience at Auschwitz in a dry and objective mood with very little emotion and reflects on human behaviour in the context of chaos, violence and dehumanization. It was written in a context in which man forgot of the man himself and forgot himself as a man. A very current book!