Defining Auschwitz to Emerging Generations
In 1987, Primo Levi, the Italian writer renowned for his autobiographical Survival in Auschwitz and other writings about the Holocaust, died after falling down the stairwell of his apartment house. This play is a fictional account of Levi's last day. In it, Levi questions the relevance of his writings to the new generation while journeying into the dreamscape of his memory to a day in Auschwitz. The play emerges as a timeless depiction of Auschwitz driven by the prisoner’s experience, defined by the survivor’s memory.