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Primo Levi, the author and subject of the autobiography, was born in Turin, Italy, at the end of July, 1919. He was raised in a liberal Jewish family and received his education in chemistry from the University of Turin, graduating with honors in 1941. His early education included anti-Fascist components. During late 1943, the legal Italian government agreed to an armistice with the Allies. Around that time Levi became involved in anti-Fascist politics. Shortly after the armistice, the Germany government assumed control of the Italian state and forcibly reinstated the Fascist Benito Mussolini as dictator. Levi, living in the German-occupied zone of Italy, joined the Italian resistance movement and, with several comrades, took to the wilderness in search of partisans. They were quickly captured and arrested by the Fascist militia and were detained for a few days. When Levi's Jewish heritage was discovered, he was sent to an internment...

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