This article examines the Holocaust testimonies of Primo Levi and Tadeusz Borowski. Focusing on how Levi's testimony leaves one feeling shameful about man's inhumanity to man, while Borowski's testimony leaves one feeling disgusted and nauseated, Pytell argues that these different versions of surviving Auschwitz are explicable by comparing and contrasting Levi's and Borowski's actual camp experience and the context under which they produced their testimonies.
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Timothy E. Pytell; Shame and beyond Shame. New German Critique 1 November 2012; 39 (3 (117)): 155–164. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/0094033X-1677309
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