Vol. 1 No. 1 (2017)
Historical Articles

I Felt Reborn (Primo Levi): From the Nobel Dynamite Factory to a Remembrance Place

Luigi Dei
University of Florence, Florence, Italy
Bio

Published 2017-03-17

Keywords

  • Primo Levi,
  • Holocaust,
  • dynamite,
  • literature

How to Cite

Dei, L. (2017). I Felt Reborn (Primo Levi): From the Nobel Dynamite Factory to a Remembrance Place. Substantia, 1(1), 55-59. https://doi.org/10.13128/Substantia-8

Abstract

In the extraordinary human story of Primo Levi, the daily events of the private and professional life intersected the immense tragedy he went through during the Shoah and the torment of the lager. In this article I will outline his work activity after World War II in a Nobel dynamite factory near Turin, that eventually became a remembrance place. As Primo Levi himself expressed later, this factory made him feel “reborn”.