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"Survival in Auschwitz" - by Primo Levi: Characters

Here's a list of some important characters in Primo Levi's "Survival in Auschwitz"
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Emilia
3-year old who was killed; daughter of Aldo Levi.
Schlome
young 16 year old boy; ironsmith in the Lager; one of the first people that Levi meets
Steinlauf
Primo's friend;believes that bathing is one of the rights left to the inmates of the Lager.
Diena
Primo's first bed-mate
Null Achtzehn
"Zero-Eighteen"; one of Levi's first work partners. Seems as if the Life is sucked out of him.
Chajim
Another of Primo's bed companions; very religious Jew; very greatful for his wound which will admit him to Ka-Be
Walter Bonn
A Dutchman in Ka-Be, suffering from organic decay; LOANS Primo a spoon and knife
Schmulek
Wlater and Primo's neighbor in Ka-Be; is a smith in the Lager; Cross besides his name in the book. GIVES Primo a spoon and knife when he is off to die.
Pierro Sonnino
friend of Primo from Rome; has enteritis
Alberto
Primo's best friend; strong and brave.
Engineer Kardos
Tends to the wounds of the people of the block in return for rations
Resnyk
Levi's red-haired bed mate.He was clean, does not snore, and was a great work partner.
(remember the story about the sleepers with the mud and the snow)
Sigi
17-year old Austrian; speaks of his home in Vienna and remembers all the food.
Templer
The official organizer of the Kommando; brings Primo's hut extra rations of food.
Schepschel
An "experienced inmate" for 4 years. Sometimes steals brooms and/or wires.
Alfred L.
Once a huge factory owner; despte being worn away, still acts as the ideal prisoner: cleans himself, does not speak, and complies to the rule. Later apponted to examine all the new inmates. (Primo predicts he is still alive)
Elias Lindzin
An extremely muscular dwarf; suitable for life in teh Lager, in real society would be deemed as insane.
Henri
intelligent, shrewd: knows how to survive the Lager; believes there are 3 keys to survial in the Lager: organization, pity and theft. Has many connections with officials in the camp.
Alex
head of the Chemical Kommando
Iss Clausner
Goes through the Chemical Kommando with Primo
Mendi
Rabbi; speaks 7 languages; stubborn, courageous and keen
Doctor Pannwitz
Tall, thin, and blonde; he is involved with the Chemical Kommando; no sense of humor
Zeigler
-- N/A --
Lorenzo
Italian civilian worker who gives Levi extra food.
Krauss
Hungarian who worked hard without question
Lakmaker
suffering horribly from Scarlet fever; fell of his bunk and Charles had to help him.
Greek Doctor
Gave Levi a book and told him they would discuss it the next time they meet, even though Levi's death was practically inevitable (or at least it seemed). Levi hated him for it.
Jean
youngest Haftling of the Chemical Kommando; appointerd Pikolo; spoke French and German
Charles
Helps Levi get potatoes and supplies at the end to survive
Arthur
He saves good sediment and soup even though he doesn't want to . Vey helpful near the end of the life in the camp