The Tattooist of Auschwitz (Heather Morris)

I tattooed a number on her arm. She tattooed her name on my heart.

In 1942, Lale Sokolov arrived in Auschwitz-Birkenau. He was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival – scratching numbers into his fellow victims’ arms in indelible ink to create what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust.

Waiting in line to be tattooed, terrified and shaking, was a young girl. For Lale – a dandy, a jack-the-lad, a bit of a chancer – it was love at first sight. And he was determined not only to survive himself, but to ensure this woman, Gita, did, too.

So begins one of the most life-affirming, courageous, unforgettable and human stories of the Holocaust: the love story of the tattooist of Auschwitz.
  

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Wrap Up

The Tattoist of Auschwitz

  • 10/10
    Moving
  • 10/10
    Confronting
  • 8/10
    Uplifting
  • 6.5/10
    Length
  • 9/10
    Love story

PROS

  • Love story
  • True Story

CONS

  • Horrors of War
  • Horrific

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Absolutely loved it. What a wonderful, miraculous story of love and perseverance in amongst the horror and devastation of Auschwitz. For it to be true is just amazing, and shows the true strength of humans. Thank you to the late author for sharing this with the world.

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Paul M. Hague

Yes,it is really a very interesting book.

Helen Starnes
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Helen Starnes

Yes Theresa,This is book is good,And taught many things to me.

Patricia A. Geary
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Patricia A. Geary

Classic war time love story, totally loved it!

Helen Starnes
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Helen Starnes

This book is a true story. There will be many things
which you will be left out with this book when you finish reading it. Its a sad story of Auschwitz. This book shows
how went through the horror of his life to stay alive.