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The Tattooist of Auschwitz

The Tattooist of Auschwitz Paperback / softback | Pub: 01/02/2018

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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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Average Rating: 5 / 5 (10 Ratings)

Ian Slater on the Tattooist

by (09/06/2018)

One of the most understated, beautifully written books I’ve ever read. I was constantly waiting for a twist in the narrative and then remembered it isn’t fictional.

Great read

by (01/06/2018)

Great read. Harrowing story but great that it is being told. There must be so many more stories within the bigger framework of the Holocaust.

Hard to put down!

by (28/05/2018)

Such a fabulous book. It didn't take me long to read because I was so caught up in the story. I would reccomend to anyone!

The Tattooist of Auschwitz

by (21/05/2018)

One of the most moving stories i have read- it is almost unimaginable to feel how 2 people could maintain a relationship under those terrible circumstances.The story had to be related by someone who had been there. Great

So thankful for the ending....

by (25/04/2018)

This book was recommended to me and I’m so glad I read it! From the torment of concentration camps to the blossoming love story... I just loved every page of this book.

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