The Tattooist of Auschwitz

Author(s): Heather Morris

Fiction - General | Autumn Reading Guide 2018 | Spectrum - February | New Releases

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 of men 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 Tatowierer 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.'Morris climbs into the dark miasma of war and emerges with an extraordinary tale of the power of love' Leah Kaminsky


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General Fields

  • : 9781760403171
  • : Echo Publishing
  • : Echo Publishing
  • : February 2017
  • : Australia
  • : February 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback
  • : Heather Morris
  • : Heather Morris