The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

The Tattooist of Auschwitz

The Tattooist of Auschwitz is based on the true story of Lale and Gita Sokolov, two Slovakian Jews who survived Auschwitz and eventually made their home in Australia. In that terrible place, Lale was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival - literally scratching numbers into his fellow victims' arms in indelible ink to create what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust. Lale used the infinitesimal freedo...


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TitleThe Tattooist of Auschwitz
Author
Release DateJan 27th, 2018
PublisherBonnier Publishing Australia
LanguageEnglish
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, World War II, Holocaust, War
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Reviews The Tattooist of Auschwitz

  • Angela M
    2017-10-29
    Right after I started reading this book there was a story on the local news about a new exhibit at the Jewish Community Center in our area. The exhibit highlights the Holocaust survivors from this area. At kiosks you can click on a name, read a bio but what struck me the most was that you can also see a video of the survivor telling their story. The utmost importance of these stories is reflected at the beginning of this book by author Graeme Sim...
  • Fran
    2017-10-22
    The German government needed workers for their labor camps. In 1942, all families in Slovakia were ordered to provide a child eighteen or older for work detail or risk having the entire family sent to concentration camp. Lale Sokolov hoped that by going to Prague to await these instructions his family would be safe. He did not expect to be forced into a cattle wagon and be transported to Auschwitz. He was determined to do as he was told, reveal l...
  • Miriam Smith
    2018-01-11
    Considering "The Tattooist of Auschwitz" is a harrowing true story, it was truly compelling and utterly unputdownable. It's without a doubt one of only a few books that will stay with me a very long time, it's that unforgettable and one that keeps you thinking about the story well after you've put it down. Lale Sokolov is a well dressed, charming ladies' man - however he is also a Jew. On arrival at Auschwitz in 1942 he immediately stands out to ...
  • Karen❄️
    2017-12-22
    This is a novel based on the true story of Lale and Gita Sokolov, two Slovakian Jewish prisoners at Auschwitz. Lale, being able to speak many languages, was given the job of tattooing the numbers on the incoming prisoners, he met Gita when she was in his line to be tattooed and was immediately taken with her.Being the tattooist at the camp gave Lale much more freedom of movement then most prisoners and he came upon money and jewels from the murde...
  • Carol
    2017-11-13
    3.5 Stars "Save the one, save the world." The story of Lale Sokolov is certainly one that needed to be told, to be remembered....his bravery....the risks...his determination to help others....to survive the horrors of Auschwitz....and, of course, how he found the love of his life.The cattle train, the starvation, the crematoria and the evil Dr. Mengele; it's all here, but still, I did not feel the terror in the narration as compared to the many o...
  • Gary
    2017-10-29
    As soon as I read the write up for this work I felt I had to read it and how glad I am that I did. This is a fantastic read and probably the best book I have read for a while and what makes it even more compelling is that it is a true story.This is the story of Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew who was held during World War 2 in the infamous Auschwitz prison camp and worked as the tattooist forced to mark each prisoner with an identification number. ...
  • Jules
    2017-12-04
    The Tattooist of Auschwitz is a very powerful and emotional read. At times it is overwhelmingly harrowing, yet at the same time there is always a hint of hope. This is a very emotive story of love and friendship in the most unlikely of places. The horror of human brutality entwined with inspirational acts of bravery and human kindness.I couldn't put this book down and ended up reading it in one three hour sitting last night. I couldn’t bring my...
  • Pauline
    2017-11-10
    The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris is an incredibly sad story of a young mans experience as a prisoner in the concentration camp during the holocaust. The cruelty and horrors that he went through just to stay alive were heartbreaking. This is a true story and one that will stay with me. I would like to thank NetGalley and Bonnier Zaffre for my e-copy in exchange for an honest review.
  • Lori
    2017-12-30
    A quick & wonderful novel to finish up my reading year. Though I’ve read many WWII novels I never grow tired of them. They never fail to educate, amaze & inspire me. 4 stars.
  • Sonja Arlow
    2017-11-06
    All stories about WW2 have value.It is a constant reminder of the horrors of our collective past. My parents were born in the middle of WW2 which means I am only one generation removed from that war. Every time I think of that it sends shivers down my spine.I have never written a book in my life and can only imagine how difficult it must be, so I am always weary to criticize an author’s writing, especially if there is nothing obviously horrible...