Why this book?
This is a novel about an improbable relationship carried out under Hitler’s nose at Auschwitz, where over a million people were murdered.
Before writing The Tattooist of Auschwitz, Heather Morris interviewed Lale Sokolov, who lived in Australia during the latter part of his life.
Lale told the story about how he was assigned by the Germans to place tatoos on the arms of people entering Auschwitz—a concentration camp built for mass extermination. This gave him certain privileges—including access to food—that enabled him to help Gita, another prisoner who he fell in love with.
Ms. Morris expertly weaves Lale’s story into a novel, which drags the reader into the horror and hope of Lale’s improbable narrative.
The Tattooist of Auschwitz
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I tattooed a number on her arm. She tattooed her name on my heart.
In 1942, Lale Sokolov arrived in Auschwitz-Birkenau. He was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival - scratching numbers into his fellow victims' arms in indelible ink to create what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust.
Waiting in line to be tattooed, terrified and shaking, was a young girl.…