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31/07/2016 Italian Jewish chemist and writer Primo Levi is born

He is known for his memoirs The Periodic Table (1975). The book was named it the best science book ever. As a Jew, Levi was imprisoned in Auschwitz. He had an opportunity to work as a technician in the laboratory of the I. G. Farben factory. The factory was built by slave labour of the camp inmates but it saved Levi’s life.

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