Deportee: Primo Levi
Young Adults Fiction
Giovanna Carbone, Franco Portinari
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Giovanna Paesani has taught psycho-motive skills and preparatory gymnastics to children from three to six years and has directed a library for children, with joined workshops. She loves writing short stories, nursery rhymes and fairy tales for children. Franco Portinari, illustrator, was born, lives and works in Milan. He authors news and custom images for "Corriere della Sera" and "La Gazzetta dello Sport" and graphic novels for "La Lettura". Over many years he has been designing story-boards ...
174 517 was the registration number imprinted on his skin, an indelible mark that brands the deportee and annihilates the person. Not an accidental number and highly symbolic: Primo Levi travelled on carriage number 174 and was the five hundred and seventeenth man who got off that train. It was February 26, 1944, when he entered the door of an unimaginable hell.
The graphic novel by Franco Portinari and Giovanna Carbone traces Primo Levi's footsteps, from his deportation to Auschwitz until his return home.
A story that finds new life in the form of illustration and deserves, now more than ever, a careful re-reading to remember and not to allow the horror to repeat itself.