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“The Reawakening” by Primo Levi
October 17 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Alachua County Public Library
A firsthand account of the aftermath of WWII from the perspective of an Italian Jew liberated from a Nazi concentration camp, the novel addresses the difficult position of American and Soviet soldiers running displaced persons’ camps post-WWII who went from being an invading force to an occupying force to caretakers of war victims. Discussion led by Dr. Alice Freifeld, UF Department of History
This is part of the National Endowment for the Humanities grant: Dialogues on the Experiences of War: Series of events and discussion sessions dedicated to the experiences of US Military Veterans, and is co-sponsored by the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program and the Center for Arts in Medicine
Free and Open to the Public