|AUTHOR, CHEMIST (ITALY)|
BORN 31 Jul 1919, Torino, Piemonte - DIED 11 Apr 1987, Torino, Piemonte|
CAUSE OF DEATH suicide?
GRAVE LOCATION Torino, Piemonte: Cimitero Monumentale, Corso Novara (Campo Israelitico 1 Campo Comune B (B 46))
Primo Levi was born into a liberal Jewish family. He studied in Turin and graduated cum laude in chemistry. In 1943 he tried to connect to the resistance in Italy but he was caught and sent to Auschwitz. There he worked at a factory for synthetic rubber of the IG Farben company.
After the war he Lucia Morpurgo (1920-2009) and he became the manager of a factory. He wrote several books about his experiences in Auschwitz. His death after a fall from his third-story appartment in Turin in 1987 was ruled as a suicide.