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Cultural Center

"If This Is a Man"
The Life and Legacy of Primo Levi

Primo Levi

was presented on

October 23 and 24, 2002

The Hofstra Cultural Center was proud to sponsor an international conference on the life and philosophy of Primo Levi (1919-1987) October 23 and 24, 2002. Levi's memoir, Survival in Auschwitz (If This Is a Man), has claimed a place among the masterpieces of Holocaust Literature. Levi's last work, The Drowned and the Saved, is arguably the most profound meditation on the Shoah. In his lifetime, Levi forged an impressive body of work, and his writings remain a powerful reminder of what transpired in the extermination camps of Europe and what it means to be human after Auschwitz.

Ian Thomsom, author of the book Primo Levi, was the Joseph G. Astman Distinguished Conference Scholar.

Registration Program

Conference Director:

Stanislao G. Pugliese
Associate Professor of History and Italian Studies
Hofstra University

Conference Coordinator:

Deborah Lom
Assistant Director for Conferences and Special Events
Hofstra Cultural Center

For More information contact:

Hofstra Cultural Center
200 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549
Tel: (516) 463-5669
Fax: (516) 463-4793
E-mail: hofculctr@hofstra.edu