Date of Completion

Spring 5-9-2010

Thesis Advisor(s)

Margaret Breen

Honors Major



European History | European Languages and Societies | French and Francophone Language and Literature | German Language and Literature | Italian Language and Literature


This thesis is an examination of the memoirs of three core Holocaust writers, Elie Wiesel (Night and Day), Primo Levi (If This is A Man), and Charlotte Delbo (Auschwitz and After), exploring the ways in which each of the three authors uses his or her memoir to simultaneously document and resist the dehumanizing influence of the concentration camp experience.