The truce is a work by Primo Levi , who recounts his experience on the return trip to Italy after his stay in the Auschwitz concentration camp . The work was published in 1962 and won the Campiello award. In 1997 Francesco Rossi directed the film of the same name inspired by the book of Levi.
The truce can be considered as a continuation of If this is a man , where Levi had narrated life in the Lager until liberation by the Russian troops. Along with the later work The sunken and the saved completes the trilogy where the Italian author gave his testimony on the horrors lived by the prisoners of Nazism.