Centro Primo Levi

CENTRO PRIMO LEVI (CPL) is a New York based organization inspired by the humanistic legacy of writer and chemist Primo Levi, who survived Auschwitz and contributed significantly to the post-World War II debate on the role of memory in modern societies. CPL fosters and supports those interested in Primo Levi’s work, the Italian Jewish past as well as those interested in current perspectives and conversations about the Italian Jewish community today. It offers programs, publishing and networking activities and provides links to libraries and museums, academic and scholarly updates and a monthly newsletter. CPL is a dynamic and informative English language portal offering information and resources on Italian Jewish culture and history to audiences around the world. 


Those CPL activities specifically dedicated to the work of Primo Levi are jointly conducted with the Primo Levi International Research Center in Turin. CPL, located at the Center for Jewish History in Manhattan, operates under the auspices of the Consulate General of Italy in collaboration with the Italian Association for Jewish Studies and the Union of the Italian Jewish Communities. It partners with research organizations in Italy, Israel and the U.S.