Survival in auschwitz

Primo Levi tells this his experiences in the Holocaust through his book Survival in Auschwitz. The characters in his story are isolated from the rest of the world, and even from each other. Here, the sad life is portrayed as they are over-worked in harsh labor camps, and in unhealthy, inhumane living conditions. 

This picture represents the alikeness and security of the camps. They're run down a bit, but run down was what their living conditions were like.They were locked away from the rest of the world into their own unsanitary, dehumanizing camps. These building look old, but it'd be luxurious to live in for those in the camps compared to what they had.
A blind man walking like in this image, reminds me of how blind they walk in life. In the Auschwitz camp, they're blind to their own lives as they lose hope in having a different one. They are blind to the fact that a majority of them will not live much longer or will not live a life outside of terror and a place where they are treated inhumane. They are basically dead men walking.
This image represents the aloneness you have. You're a bit isolated,just as Primo Levi was. You can't trust anyone especially in the fact that you could be turned in for a "crime" you haven't committed. In the end, all you have is yourself.
He looks tired, right? In Auschwitz you were worked over until you die. It didn't matter if you were in pain or were sick. You suffered. In a scene from the book, Primo describes how he just cant wait for five o'clock just so he could straighten his back once again. You look dead, hurting, and worn out; just like the man in this picture.
Primo talks about shoes often in this book, especially when he is suffering of sores on his feet from not having any shoes at all, or ones that fit him badly. If he had sores, he was at risk for infection and bad infection leads to being "unfit" for working and if guards thought you were unfit for working, you were killed. Therefore to Primo, shoes were important.
People were deprived of food and water and like Primo told, often had to scavenge for left overs. They were malnourished and always dehydrated. Primo often described their rations being small portioned. They were all literally skin and bones.
To wrap this topic up, overall I think they all lived a life of constantly being watched. Being observed of their actions, and watching themselves of their own actions in fear of what could happen if they went wrong. Hangings, burnings, more forced labor; it was horrid for them if they chose the go against anything the leaders and guards wanted.
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