The Issue of Survival and the Human Condition in Primo Levi’s Survival in Auschwitz as Interpreted through the Oxford English Dictionary

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  • Peter L Kraus J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18533/journal.v6i3.1126

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Oxford English Dictionary

Abstract

Survival in Auschwitz details one man’s experience in the concentration camp at Auschwitz from the winter of 1944 to January 1945 when Auschwitz was liberated by the Soviet Army. The goal of this essay is to demonstrate how a work of literature can be interpreted through definitions in the Oxford English Dictionary (OED).

Author Biography

Peter L Kraus, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah

Peter L. Kraus is an Associate Librarian at the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah

References

Levi, Primo. Survival in Auschwitz. New York: Crane Books LLC, 2011. Print.

Oxford English Dictionary. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 2000. Internet resource.

"Cases." United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. United States Holocaust Memorial Council. Web. 9 July 2015. <http://www.ushmm.org/confront-genocide/cases>.

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2017-03-20

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