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The Tattooist Of Auschwitz - Heather Morris


Published: 1st February 2018
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Product Description

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


An Insight Into Man's inhumanity to Man


This book was wonderful to read....sad and poignant certainly, however a tale that deserved to be told. Horrifying in parts, however, uplifting in the sense of how the human spirit can prevail. The fact that this is a true story, albeit told many years after the event, makes this book a must-read, and a reminder that the stories of those who perished in such concentration camps such as Auschwitz/Birkenau must never be forgotten.

Southern Highlands NSW



Would be a great bookclub book.


Courage of People


This book was a gift for my Mum she loved it ,and will probably read again all she said was the Courage people have in the face of horror

Western Australia

The Tattooist


This story will make you cry and wonder what happened to cause such inhumanity - then the strength of the human spirit combined with love will make you cry again.

Maleny Queensland

I read this book in 2 nights!


I heard the author being interviewed on the radio and was keen to read this book. I could not put it down! Very well written and such an insight into an amazing couples experience of a dark part of our history. Highly recommended.


The Auschwitz Tattooist


First hand report and thought-provoking narrative of human endurance in the face of maximum adversity.

Yarra Valley, Vic. Australia

Excellent read


Well written & informative. A love story & one of survival. This book should be read by all.


Beautiful true story and easy to read!


Thoroughly enjoyed this book and felt privileged to learn this very private beautiful story. I was initially hesitant to read this due to the Holocaust topic but from the moment i turned the first page, I could not put it down! I was taking it to cafes on my lunch break and fell asleep with it. My only niggle is that it would have been nice to see more pics of the characters at the end of the book.




This was an amazing read. It was captivating from the very beginning. More than once i had tears in my eyes. I couldn't put this book down. Definitely worth a read.

Tasmania, Australia

Great book


The Tatooist of Auschwitz was a hard book to read, but extremely well written. After visiting the site a few yews ago, and recently watching a couple of very relevant YouTube clips, the book put a lot of things together. And it is very accurate. It was also a love story under impossible circumstances. The couple surprisingly survived and lived in Melbourne.



4.8 11


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