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 Tätowierer (the German word for tattooist), tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners. Imprisoned for over two and a half years, Lale witnesses horrific atrocitie In April 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birken...

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Title:The Tattooist of Auschwitz
Author:Heather Morris
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:The Tattooist of Auschwitz
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:288 pages pages

The Tattooist of Auschwitz Reviews

  • Cheri
    Jan 28, 2018
    ?Based on an incredible true story? as this states on the cover, this is the story of Lale Sokolov and Gita, the woman who he meets at Auschwitz, both prisoners there. At first Lale is working on a roof, and this is what he does for a while until his kapo says he needs a boy to d...
  • Elyse Walters
    Mar 02, 2018
    Audiobook....narrated by Richard Armitage....( done well): Survivors guilt....... a lifetime traumatic tattoo for a tattoo artist..... Incapable of being apprehended by the mind of the senses. Stories that need to be told.... This one sat for many years - decades - untold.....
  • Esil
    Jan 13, 2018
    I?m always reluctant to read works of fiction dealing with the Holocaust - although I?ve read my fair share. It?s not that I find it too hard to read about atrocities, it?s that I worry that unless they are done right, fictional accounts run the risk of trivializing this horrif...
  • Diane S ☔
    Jan 26, 2018
    Reviewing a novel about the Holocaust on Holocaust Remembrance day seems both apropos, and a great responsibility. Never forget! As long as there are people who need to tell! Their stories, I will continue to read and remember. This is a fictionalized account of a true story, told to t...
  • Susanne Strong
    Jan 28, 2018
    4 Stars Lale Sokolov was taken to Auschwitz via cattle car. While being transported, he made a decision to survive. Almost immediately, Lale was made the ?Tatowierer? - the Tattooist of Auschwitz - he tattooed the numbers on prisoners that came into both Auschwitz and Birkenau a...
  • Angela M
    Oct 29, 2017
    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 tha...
  • Jules
    Dec 04, 2017
    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...
  • Debra
    Jan 25, 2018
    I'll never hear Yiddish again.... I'll never go to the German Consulate with her again... I?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,...
  • Carol
    Nov 13, 2017
    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 c...
  • Phrynne
    Apr 14, 2018
    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 ...
  • jessica
    Oct 16, 2018
    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. ...
  • Brenda - Traveling Sister
    Feb 04, 2018
    I was lost in the all my heart and soul lush coulee with eight of my Traveling Sisters reading The Tattooist of Auschwitz. The Tattooist of Auschwitz is a compelling and unforgettable story of hope and courage that is so beautifully written based on interviews with Holocaust Survivo...
  • [Shai] Bibliophage
    Jan 27, 2018
    Perfect 5 stars for the The Tattooist of Auschwitz! This book follows the true story of Slovakians Lale and Gita who experienced spending several years in the Nazi concentration camp during the Holocaust period. Lale was a linguist; a Jew; prisoner 34902; and was a Tetovierer (tattoois...
  • Fran
    Oct 22, 2017
    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 instruc...
  • Karen
    Dec 22, 2017
    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 imm...
  • Charlotte May
    Nov 25, 2018
    ?If you wake up in the morning, it is a good day.? This 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,...
  • Mary Beth *Traveling Sister*
    Feb 06, 2018
    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 th...
  • Gary
    Oct 29, 2017
    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 Slovak...
  • Maria Espadinha
    Feb 27, 2018
    Armas sem Balas O Holocausto legou-nos um conjunto inestimável de histórias da vida real, que merecem ser lidas! São testemunhos de humanos como nós que, quando coagidos a explorar limites, revelaram um potencial ilimitado. Suportaram fome, torturas, espancamentos,... e ?...
  • Jen
    Nov 04, 2018
    As with all holocaust stories, my heart hurts. It bleeds for all those who suffered and still shocks me. But the survivors and the hope is unbelievably real. How anyone ever recovers, I will never know. Forgiveness and healing are themselves a miracle and Each story as necessary and ...
  • Bookdragon Sean
    Aug 29, 2018
    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...
  • Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*
    Feb 07, 2018
    EXCERPT: Thirsty and exhausted, he is surprised when the piece of paper is yanked from his hand. An SS officer pulls off Lale's jacket, rips his shirtsleeve and pushes his left forearm flat on the table. He stares in disbelief as the numbers 32407 are stabbed into his skin, one after t...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Jan 25, 2018
    4 utterly unforgettable stars to The Tattooist of Auschwitz ? ? ? ? This is the story of Lale and Gita Sokolov, two Slovakian prisoners at Auschwitz who fell in love and all the risks and sacrifices made by them and others to keep them alive and together. It all bega...
  • Miriam Smith
    Jan 11, 2018
    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 afte...
  • Holly  B
    Jan 31, 2018
    Against all odds... The story of two extraordinary people, Lale and Gita survive the horrors of Auschwitz and find solace in each other. The book is based on their true story. Lale has the job of tattooist and must tattoo numbers on the arms of countless men, women and children. ...
  • abby
    Jan 29, 2018
    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 ...
  • Tammy
    Mar 11, 2018
    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 la...
  • Lindsay - Traveling Sister
    Jan 25, 2018
    4.5 stars! My heart opened up and welcomed Lale in from the first page of this powerful story. This is a truly unforgettable story of one man?s journey of survival through one of the most horrendous and appalling times in our history ? Nazi concentration camp, Auschwitz. Lale S...
  • Kylie D
    Sep 23, 2018
    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 inscribi...
  • Jess☺️
    Nov 14, 2018
    The Tattooist Of Auschwitz by Heather Morris is a Harrowing, Heartbreaking, Extremely Emotional and wonderful. I know what your thinking 'wonderful what she on about' I found it to be wonderful due to the fact that these two people were able to make friendships and fall in love at the...