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The Tattooist of Auschwitz - Heather Morris

Paperback Published: 1st February 2018
ISBN: 9781760403171

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The incredible story of the Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist and the woman he loved.

Lale Sokolov is well-dressed, a charmer, a ladies’ man. He is also a Jew. On the first transport from Slovakia to Auschwitz in 1942, Lale immediately stands out to his fellow prisoners. In the camp, he is looked up to, looked out for, and put to work in the privileged position of Tätowierer – the tattooist – to mark his fellow prisoners, forever. One of them is a young woman, Gita, who steals his heart at first glance.

His life given new purpose, Lale does his best through the struggle and suffering to use his position for good.

This story, full of beauty and hope, is based on years of interviews author Heather Morris conducted with real-life Holocaust survivor and Auschwitz- Birkenau tattooist Ludwig (Lale) Sokolov. It is heart-wrenching, illuminating, and unforgettable.

‘Extraordinary – moving, confronting and uplifting... a story about the extremes of human behaviour: calculated brutality alongside impulsive and selfless acts of love. I recommend it unreservedly’—GRAEME SIMSION

The Tattooist of Auschwitz has the quality of a dark fairytale. It is both simple and epic, shot through with compassion and love… Everyone should read it’—HUGH RIMINTON

‘An extraordinary story of a single and singular life and its great love’—ASHLEY HAY

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Recommended Good Read

4

Found this novel an interesting and respectful recording of the plight of Jewish people WW11

Christchurch NZ

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A book Everyone Should Read

5

This book is based on the true story of Lale Sokolov, a Jew who was sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau where he became the tattooist. This is one of the best books I've ever read. It provides an uncompromising insight into the lives of some of the prisoners of the German Reich and the unspeakable atrocities, cruelty and deprivations they were forced to endure. Yet amongst all the dark times there is the beautiful and touching love story of Lale & Gita, one of the girls he was forced to tattoo. Do yourself a favour & read this uplifting and unforgettable story of one man's fight to survive the unspeakable and inhumane treatment of the prisoners of Auschwitz.

Sydney

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good read but not sure I need any more sad stories

4

its well written and tells good story but Hal way through I was thinking it must be time that we let go of the holocaust , its time to show absolute respect for all time but move on , its had its share of respect in these times

melbourne

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The desire to survive knows no limits.

4

Love knows no bounds even in a concentration camp. Every natural gift should be used as a means of helping others less fortunate.

Melbourne

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Best book I've read in a while

5

Very informative for someone who doesn't know much about this topic, very easy to read and well written

Newcastle

MUST READ

5

You won't be able to put the book down once you have started

Melbourne

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Page turner

5

A beautifully written book that i hope captures Lale & Gitas story. I loved thus read. Will recommend to everyone

Melbourne

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Great Book

4

Good Book

Auckland

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I couldn't put it down

5

This is a must read, what a powerful storyline- so sad but yet such strong characters

Canberra

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A truly amazing book.

5

I loved this book and couldn't put it down. I would highly recommend it.

Sydney

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The Tattooist of Auschwitz

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ISBN: 9781760403171
ISBN-10: 1760403172
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Published: 1st February 2018
Publisher: Bonnier Echo
Country of Publication: AU