(This review is based on 1993 edition, Macmillan Publishing)
For the most part, I thought treating others with compassion is the only way to treat others, that is, until I read Premo Levi’s almost how-to memoir. Survival in Auschwitz. If while in Auschwitz Levi had helped those in need around him, shared his rations, carried the fallen, given up his blanket, he would have surely died. He surrounded by less than enough, so to give up any of what he had would have been suicide. Read the book to find out what I mean.