In If This Is a Man by Primo Levi, what realisations about human nature does he compel the reader to explore?

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I had to pare down the original question, but I invite you to resubmit it because both questions are fairly profound.  I think that Levi invites the reader to explore the meaning of Auschwitz and the Holocaust, in general.  Levi's work is detached enough so that the meaning of the place and the experiences can speak for themselves.  Levi does not clutter the narrative with so much of his own emotional expression.  Rather, he "lets it breathe," inviting the reader to consider the true meaning of the...

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