In Previously Unknown Letter, Primo Levi Explains the Holocaust to a Young Girl

‘Rather than accusing them of cruelty, I would accuse the Germans of these days of selfishness, of being indifferent and intentionally ignorant.’

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MILAN, Italy — When she received, at the age of 11, a letter from Primo Levi answering her questions about the Holocaust, Monica Perosino did not realize she was corresponding with one of the world’s most...