|Arturo Benvenuti. Primo Levi, fwd.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||272 / 2017|
In September 1979, at age 56, writer and artist Arturo Benvenuti fueled up his motor home and set out to meet with as many former prisoners of Nazi concentration camps as he could. Many of these men and women shared their memories with Benvenuti along with artwork they'd created with pencil, ink, and charcoal during their internment. Offering perhaps the most unfiltered view of the Holocaust that we are likely to encounter, these 276 images are rendered in a variety of styles—from cartoons to Expressionism—and they include portraits, depictions of everyday life, and glimpses of the Germans' extermination program. Benvenuti's poems appear throughout, and Primo Levi penned the foreword.