The Tattooist of Auschwitz (The Tattooist of Auschwitz, #1)



The Tattooist of Auschwitz (The Tattooist of Auschwitz, #1) In April 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz Birkenau When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work as a T towierer the German word for tattooist , tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners.Imprisoned for than two and a half years, Lale witnesses horrific atrocities and barbarism but also incredible acts of bravery and compassion Risking his own life, he uses his privileged position to exchange jewels and money from murdered Jews for food to keep his fellow prisoners alive.One day in July 1942, Lale, prisoner 32407, comforts a trembling young woman waiting in line to have the number 34902 tattooed onto her arm Her name is Gita, and in that first encounter, Lale vows to somehow survive the camp and marry her.A vivid, harrowing, and ultimately hopeful re creation of Lale Sokolov s experiences as the man who tattooed the arms of thousands of prisoners with what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust, The Tattooist of Auschwitz is also a testament to the endurance of love and humanity under the darkest possible conditions. Best Read [ The Tattooist of Auschwitz (The Tattooist of Auschwitz, #1) ] by [ Heather Morris ] – heartforum.co.uk

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The Tattooist of Auschwitz (The Tattooist of Auschwitz, #1)  By Heather   Morris IBN : 006287067X Format : Hardcover – heartforum.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 262 pages
  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz (The Tattooist of Auschwitz, #1)
  • Heather Morris
  • English
  • 05 September 2018
  • 006287067X

10 thoughts on “The Tattooist of Auschwitz (The Tattooist of Auschwitz, #1)

  1. Debra says:

    I ll never hear Yiddish again.I ll never go to the German Consulate with her againI m gutted reading this book To some I have shared that my family s MA was in Auschwitz everyone called her MA her daughters, her grandchildren, her great grandchildren, her friends, etc She used to say I have lost everything that can ever be lost and I have given everything can that ever be given She passed away in 2017 at the age of 95 We just had her headstone unveiling This was probably no I ll never hear Yiddish again.I ll never go to the German Consulate with her againI m gutted reading this book To some I have shared that my family s MA was in Auschwitz everyone called her MA her daughters, her grandchildren, her great grandchildren, her friends, etc She used to say I have lost everything that can ever be lost and I have given everything can that ever be given She passed away in 2017 at the age of 95 We just had her headstone unveiling This was probably not the best book for me to read at this time but then again maybe it wasIn the last years of her life, I would go with her to the German Consulate to prove she was still alive, so she could continue receiving her reparation checks She would get dressed in her best outfit and walk in proudly t...

  2. abby says:

    There are hundreds, if not thousands, of Holocaust fiction books in the English language alone This is not the one to read.This kind of book is hard to rate It s based on the true story of Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew who volunteered to go to Auschwitz to save his older brother and, through a combination of true grit and luck, he s able to survive and even fall in love Who wants to give the story of a Holocaust survivor just two stars Isn t that a bit heartless But it s not subject of the b There are hundreds, if not thousands, of Holocaust fiction books in the English language alone This is not the one to read.This kind of book is hard to rate It s based on the true story of Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew who volunteered to go to Auschwitz to save his older brother and, through a combination of true grit and luck, he s able to survive and even fall in love Who wants to give the story of a Holocaust survivor just two stars Isn t that a bit heartless But it s not subject of the book I m rating This book isn t well written I wasn t surprised to ...

  3. Miriam Smith says:

    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 his fellow prisoners who save his life when he tak 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 his fellow prisoners who save his life when he takes ill In the camp he is put to work in the privileged ...

  4. Natalie Manuel says:

    What a waste of an amazing story on an incapable writer There is no prose , there is really just he did this, and then he did that No depth of emotion, no depth of characters, heck no characters I couldn t tell you ONE personality trait of Gita s Lale also, is so thinly drawn I know nothing about him other than he is supposedly charming The dialogue between characters is ridiculously empty and the whole thing feels like the most superficial experience of Auschwitz possible.The love sto What a waste of an amazing story on an incapable writer There is no prose , there is really just he did this, and then he did that No depth of emotion, no depth of characters, heck no characters I couldn t tell you ONE personality trait of Gita s Lale also, is so thinly drawn I kno...

  5. Angela M says:

    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 Simsion It reminds us that every one of the unimagi 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 ar...

  6. Emily (Books with Emily Fox) says:

    This is part of my Goodreads reading challenge for 2019 as the runner up in the Historical Fiction category.It has since been brought to my attention that this isn t historically accurate but it doesn t really change my review.As awful as it sounds, I felt so detached from the characters Characters inspired by true events during WWII.It wasn t to reflect the detachment of the characters to the events unfolding in an attempt to protect themselves It ...

  7. Tammy says:

    I recall, as a child, accompanying one or the other of my parents to our family jeweler countless times It seemed as if some piece always needed to be repaired or purchased for one occasion or another For my tenth birthday I received a small sapphire and diamond ring which was too large and needed to be resized One day after school off we went to see Marty and Irv It was an unseasonably warm fall day and Irv had his shirtsleeves rolled up When he placed his arm on the glass countertop, I sa I recall, as a child, accompanying one or the other of my parents to our family jeweler countless times It seemed as if some piece always needed to be repaired or purchased for one occasion or another For my tenth birthday I received a small sapphire and diamond ring which was too large and needed to be resized One day after school off we went to see Marty and Irv It was an unseasonably warm fall day and ...

  8. Kylie D says:

    A unsettling but gripping novel, based on the true story of Lale, a Slovakian Jew caught up in the horrors of the Auschwitz Birkenau concentration camp during WW2 He speaks several languages, so soon finds himself employed in the camp as the tattooist, the man responsible for inscribing prisoners numbers on their arms He soon meets and falls in love with Gita, a fellow inmate., but can their love survive the horrors of life inside a concentration camp This is a beautifully told tale, Heather A unsettling but gripping novel, based on the true story of Lale, a Slovakian Jew caught up in the horrors of the Auschwitz Birkenau concentration camp during WW2 He speaks several languages, so soon finds himself employed in the camp as the tattooist, the man responsible for inscribin...

  9. Phrynne says:

    An interesting tale based on a true story but not really comprehensively told I enjoyed what was there but there seemed to be so much left out.Lale was obviously a charming rogue who managed to survive all those years in Auschwitz despite bringing himself to the attention of the authorities repeatedly and in very serious ways It was amazing that a life long love affair could have begun in such a place and evenamazing that they both survived and found each other again after the war Obvio An interesting tale based on a true story but not really comprehensively told I enjo...

  10. Mary Beth *Traveling Sister* says:

    4.5 stars This is a historical fiction novel based on a true story Lale Sokolov tells his story based on true events He became the main tattooist of Aushwitz and falls in love at first sight with Gita who he first met tattooing her arm He tattoos all the new prisoners with their identification numbers Lale is a Jew He is on the first transport of men from Slovakia to Auschwitz in 1942 The concentration camp was very horrifying Lale did have some special privileges, since he was the tatto 4.5 stars This is a historical fiction novel based on a true story Lale Sokolov tells his story based on true events He became the main tattooist of Aushwitz and falls in love at first sight with Gita who he first met tattooing her arm He tattoos all the new prisoners with their identification numbers Lale is a Jew He is on the first transport of men from Slovakia to Auschwitz in 1942 The concentration camp was very horrifying Lale did have some special privileges, since he was the tattoist He had lots of freedom than the other prisoners He was so brave and had lots of courage He would exchange jewels and money from murdered Jews for food to keep others alive If he was caught he would of been killed Many prisoners owed him their survival ...

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