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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
It is a very good book and it is good to remind people what exactly did happen during WW11.
A book for all libraries
A book with an emotional packing. A story of resilience and survival.
Hope and love the anchoring human attributes in a story of man's inhumanity to man!
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An amazing book! So eye opening and heartbreaking, yet a hopeful story. Really makes you take things into perspective.
I was recommended to read this so i purchased, i read it in an afternoon, very easy reading, the characters are engaging but i didn't find there was too much substance to it ... story was interesting but to me was more of a love story which is a genre i don't read, i thought it would be something else. But i read it and read it all, wouldn't read again
Brilliant book a true story.
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An authentic account of World War 2 history.
Well chosen subject...and presented legibly.
Sad but inspiring - how the human spirit amazes
An amazing true story that astounds with its depth of feeling and shows how some individuals have unbelievable self-belief and determination, while also caring for others. I read the book in two days, my daughter read it non-stop: it is well written and, for us, totally absorbing. We read two or three books a week, and The Tattooist is in my top three books for the last twelve months.
Once you start, it's hard to put down
Brilliantly written, I found my myself easily drawn into the book.
Different style of writing (possibly because it was aimed at a screenplay originally) which I didn't overly enjoy but such a compelling story and from an 'insider / outsider' at that. Challenging setting from the survival element that comes with the main character's choices. Amazing that the story has now been shared.
Great book but so sad 😭 for so many
The Tattooist of Auschwitz
ISBN: 9781760403171 ISBN-10: 1760403172 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 288 Published: 1st February 2018 Publisher: Bonnier Echo Country of Publication: AU