Primo Levi partigiano

Translated title of the contribution: The partisan career of Primo Levi

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The article is an extended review of two major biographical studies of Italy's most famous 20th century author, Primo Levi. The article examines in detail the issue of Levi's brief partisan career and proposes an alternative interpretation of the execution of two young partisans in Levi's band. Specifically it identifies the probable executioner of the partisans as Aldo Piacenza, and thus sheds new light on the motives behind Levi's silence over the affair.
Translated title of the contributionThe partisan career of Primo Levi
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)59-63
Number of pages5
JournalIl mestiere dello storico
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2014


  • Primo Levi
  • Sergio Luzzatto
  • Frediano Sessi
  • Aldo Piacenza


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