Leonardo de Benedetti

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Leonardo De Benedetti
Born(1898-09-15)15 September 1898
Turin, Italy
Died16 October 1983(1983-10-16) (aged 85)
Turin, Italy
OccupationWriter, medical doctor
EducationDegree in medicine
Alma materUniversity of Turin
GenreAutobiography, essay
SpouseJolanda De Benedetti, born Jolanda De Benedetti

Leonardo de Benedetti (born September 15, 1898 in Turin, Italy; died October 16, 1983) was an Italian Jew and physician who was interned in the Auschwitz concentration camp from February 1944 until its liberation in January 1945. After the end of the Second World War he and fellow inmate Primo Levi wrote Auschwitz Report, a factual report of conditions inside the camp.


  • Segre, Anna (2008), Un coraggio silenzioso. Leonardo De Benedetti, medico, sopravvissuto ad Auschwitz (in Italian), Torino: Zamorani
  • Gordon, Robert (2006-09-22). "Inside the Nazis' most notorious death camp". The Independent. Retrieved 2008-07-12.