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Primo Levi (July 31, 1919 – April 11, 1987) was a Jewish Italian chemist, Holocaust survivor and author of memoirs, short stories, poems, and novels.
He is best known for his work on the Holocaust, and in particular his account of the year he spent as a prisoner in Auschwitz, the infamous death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland. If This Is a Man (published in the United States as Survival in Auschwitz) has been described as one of the most important works of the twentieth century.
June 9th is the nameday, feastday, and day in honor of St. Primo, martyred in 287.
Primo Carnera was an Italian professional boxer and World Heavyweight Champion from June 29, 1933, to June 14, 1934.
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