The Tattooist of Auschwitz



The Tattooist of Auschwitz 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 [ By ] Heather Morris [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 262 pages
  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz
  • Heather Morris
  • English
  • 23 September 2018
  • 006287067X

10 thoughts on “The Tattooist of Auschwitz

  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 ...

  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...

  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 t...

  4. 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 ex...

  5. 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 Irv had his shirtsleeves rolled up When he placed his arm on the glass countertop, I saw the tattooed numbers on his arm for th...

  6. 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 He was a leader among the other prisoners Their are some graphic scenes that are a little dark This book stands out from other Holocaust related novels It is an emo...

  7. jessica says:

    what a comfort it is to know that, even in the most desperate and tragically unfathomable of circumstances, love and hope are possible and can be found this was a truly touching story about lale and gita and how the love they found for each other in auschwitz helped them survive the story is based on true events, information gathered from lales interviews with the author lale waited until after the death of gita to open up about his experiences due to fear of being perceived as a nazi sympath what a comfort it is to know that, even in the most desperate and tragically unfathomable of circumstances, love and hope are possible and can be found this was a truly touching story about lale and gita and how the love they found for each other in auschwitz helped them survive the story is based on true events, information gathered from lales interviews with the author lale waited until after the death of gita to open up about his expe...

  8. Fran says:

    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 little about himself and always be observant.Lale s 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 little about himself and always be observant.Lale s upbeat manner as well as deference to his capo helped him secure the job of Tetovierer , the tattooist Rules Look down Be quick and efficiently tattoo the five numbers written on each person s piece of paper In order to survive, he had to defile innocent people The job of Tetovierer did have some perks Lale was given his own room and increased food rations which he hid under his sleeve to distribute to others when possible One day, Lale sa...

  9. Charlotte May says:

    If you wake up in the morning, it is a good dayThis was a really tough novel to read I mean obviously, it is set in Auschwtiz it was hardly going to be a walk in the park I don t think I quite prepared myself, or wasn t able to entirely remove myself from the novel, so became completely invested and because of this, it absolutely tore me apart.Based on a true story Lale uses his education and knowledge of languages to get himself a job as the Tatowierer after each Jewish family mustIf you wake up in the morning, it is a good dayThis was a really tough novel to read I mean obviously, it is set in Auschwtiz it was hardly going to be a walk in the park I don t think I quite prepared myself, or wasn t able to entirely remove myself from the novel, so became completely invested and because of this, it absolutely tore me apart.Based on a true story Lale uses his education and knowledge of languages to get himself a job as the Tatowierer after each Jewish family must volunteer one young male for work This work turns out to be the concentration camps on Auschwitz and Birkenau We witness firs...

  10. Sean Barrs the Bookdragon says:

    This is an incredible book with a story that demands to be heard The year is 2018 and it gladdens me that books like this are still being written It s important that we never forget Auschwitz and that we never forget the war crimes Nazi Germany committed Why Because we need to know and understand what humanity is capable of, we need to know what extreme hate looks like so we can work towards building a world free from it This is one of our darkest hours, and we need to remember it This i This is an incredible book with a story that demands to be heard The year is 2018 and it gladdens me that books like this are still being written It s important that we never forget Auschwitz and that we never forget the war crimes Nazi Germany committed Why Because we need to know and understand what humanity is capable of, we need to know what extreme hate looks like so we can work towards building a world free from it This is one of our darkest hours, and we need to remember it This is a true story The characters were real people They were plucked from the mind of a dying old man who is also the protagonist who wanted his story to be heard by the world It took him over seventy years to muster the courage to tell it, Morris is the instrument of his words So this isn t a book that dramatises the events or capitalises on the s...

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