The Tattooist of Auschwitz is based on the true story of Lale and Gita Sokolov, two Slovakian Jews who survived Auschwitz and eventually made their home in Australia. In that terrible place, Lale was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survivalliterally scratching numbers into his fellow victims' arms in indelible ink to create what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust. Lale used the infinitesimal freedom of movement that this position awarded him to exchange jewels and money taken from murdered Jews for food to keep others alive. If he had been caught, he would have been killed; many owed him their survival.There have been many books about the Holocaustand there will be many more. What makes this one so memorable is Lale Sokolov's incredible zest for life. He understood exactly what was in store for him and his fellow prisoners, and he was determined to survivenot just to survive but to leave the camp with his dignity and integrity intact, to li...
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The Tattooist of Auschwitz Reviews
The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris is an incredibly sad story of a young mans experience as a prisoner in the concentration camp during the holocaust. The cruelty and horrors that he went through just to stay alive were heartbreaking. This is a true story and one that will stay with me.
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As with all books about the Holocaust, this one is very grim. It’s based on the real life story of Lale and Gita Sokolov.
For me, the test of a good historical novel is did I learn something I didn’t know before. This book passes the test almost from the beginning. I hadn’t known that initially, the Germans told Jewish families in Slovakia if they offered up one able bodied young male to work for the Germans, the rest of the family would be spared. Those young men were used to build Auschwitz. N ...more
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 with inspirational acts of bravery and human kindness.
I couldn't put this book down and ended up reading it in one three hour sitting last night. I couldn’t bring myself to stop reading. I felt guilty even thinking ab ...more
I don’t even know how I can begin to write a coherent review for this….
I’m so utterly heartbroken by this story yet I also have this overwhelming sense of warmth and fulfilment.
This book obviously should get nothing but 5/5 stars
This review is completely spoiler free because you need to read it for yourself.
Both Lale and Gita have lived through the most traumatic experience that none of us could ever imagine, and to read their story on how they both endured and survived Auschwitz was such an e ...more
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 ...more
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, 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 this year (really in 2017 - I haven't wrapped my head around that it's 2018) at the ...more
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.
"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 cattle train, the starvation, the crematoria and the evil Dr. Mengele; it's all here, but still, I did not feel the terror in the narration as compared to the many other holocaust novels I've read.
That being said, I...more