Chapters 1 - 2
• At the age of 24, Primo Levi was captured by the Fascist Militia on December 13, 1943.
• He had fled to the mountains to join a partisan band affiliated with the resistance movement.
• During the interrogations he admitted that he was an Italian citizen of the Jewish race.
• He was sent to a detention camp at Fossoli, near Modena.
• When he arrived at the camp in January 1944, there were about 150 Italian Jews in the camp.
• Within a few week, the number rose to more than 600.
• On February 20, the Jews were told they were leaving the next day.
• That night the prisoners spent the night knowing it might be there last night on Earth.
• At dawn they were loaded into transport trains, but the trains did not move until evening.
• The journey was slow with long, unnerving halts.
• The prisoners could see the scenery they passed through a slit.
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