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The Tattooist of Auschwitz - Heather Morris

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Published: 1st February 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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I would reccomend this book again

5

Deep and thoughtful. who would ever think " who did the tattoos at Auschwitz ? "

Newcastle

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Excellent!

5

I've given this book to everyone in my family to read and they have all loved it.

Wagga

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Hard to put down once you start!

5

This book has been the best I have read in a while, once I started reading it was hard to take a break and put it down again. I recommend it 100%! its definitely going to be hard to find something to top this one.

Griffith

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Engaging and addictive read

5

I loved this book. Whilst it is a sad subject - this story puts a new light on it, and demonstrates redemption in depression. True story of love and hope in the depths of despair

Brisbane

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An extraordinary read .

5

A graphic story of brutality , that evolves to become a tale of acts of kindness & love.

Brisbane , Australia

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Exceptional book

5

Probably one of the best books I have read.

Australia

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Tattooist of Auschwitz

4

I enjoyed the book, although I found it difficult to equate being a collaborator with helping others. But in the same situation, I would probably have done the same, the point is to survive however you can

3172

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A must read

5

I am old enough to have seen the news films when the allied forces liberated the camps.To read a true story through the experience of the inmates has been truly uplifting.

WA 6232

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Recommended read

5

A story of survival, strength and love amid the horror of Auschwitz concentration camp. The story draws the reader into the prisoners experiences and their struggle to just survive each day.

NSW Australia

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A true tale of survival

4

This is an amazing story told with tenderness and compassion. It never descends into cloying sentimentality but records the enduring power of love as a motivation for staying alive.

Brisbane Australia

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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