History - 1946 - 3 and 4 Summary & Analysis

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1946 - 3 and 4 Summary

Except for a distant uncle, Davide Segre is alone in Mantua at his family 's home, all of whom have been killed in Auschwitz-Birkenau. Davide has been alienated from his family for a long time due to their wealthy bourgeois lifestyle, with which he is at odds. Having spent some time distributing propaganda, for which he was caught by Germans, he now is inactive politically. There is no information about a girl he cared for. He and Nino occasionally write letters. Davide has told Nino he wants to write a book some day, although he says he wants to be a physical laborer. It is not clear how Davide got documents that hid his Jewish heritage. He took a job as an unskilled factory worker to experience the working class, performing drudgery at a milling machine, imagining himself a revolutionary. At...

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