Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Learn about Auschwitz survivor Primo Levi at Mentor Public Library

Primo Levi's Survival in Auschwitz is one of the best, if not the best, books on the subject.
To commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Mentor Public Library will host a special talk on Holocaust survivor Primo Levi at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, at our Main Branch.

In addition to surviving Auschwitz, Levi is renowned as both a chemist and a writer. His complete works, as well as his autobiographical Survival in Auschwitz, can be borrowed from our library.

The program will be led by our own reference librarian Dr. John Foster, who earned a doctorate degree in history with a specialization in Modern German History.

Foster will discuss how people managed to survive being sent to Auschwitz, using the examples of Levi and his contemporary Paul Steinberg.

The talk is free and open to everyone. You can register for it on MPL's website.

If you're interested in seeing more of Dr. Foster's programs, you can find them on our YouTube page, including his talks on Napoleonic France and the German Final Solution.

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