"I thought of Primo Levi's The Drowned and the Saved."
The entrance to Auschwitz of which Primo Levi is a survivor
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeThe entrance to Auschwitz of which Primo Levi is a survivor - Credit: Tulio Bertorini

A collection of essays on life in the concentration camps by Primo Levi, a Jewish holocaust survivor. Its prequel If This Is a Man is commonly regarded as one of the twentieth-century's most significant works.