Primo Levi brings readers as close as prose can to the horror of Auschwitz

If This Is a Mans vivid, precisely told story keeps us aware of all the individual tragedies occurring amid the mass barbarity of the camps While in Auschwitz, the exhausted and starving Primo Levi was not even granted the reprieve of a nights sleep. The hours of darkness were, he writes in If This Is a Man, long, laid on his narrow wooden bunk with his nose pressed up against the feet of a man whose own face he had never seen, forced to exchange sweats, smells and warmth under the same blanket. Those smells might well include slops. The watery soup the prisoners were fed tormented them at night, sending them in procession to a bucket. When this stinking …

22 Sassiest Responses To Homophobe Comparing Being Straight During Pride Month To Being A Jew In Nazi Germany

They say that the best way to respond to hate is with love. True, but in these days of anonymous internet trolling there might be an even better option: sarcastic mockery. The latest trend among alt-right types these days is to present themselves as some kind of victim; where is my straight pride parade? Why don’t I get a white history month? What about an international men’s day? Completely missing the point that our entire social structure is skewed heavily in favor of the straight, white male. Do you really need those things to feel accepted and valued, snowflake? Image credits: Image credits: ‘Murdered By Words’ page. Ironically enough, the very best takedown to this abhorrent tweet was by a …