The Tattooist of Auschwitz - Heather Morris

The Tattooist of Auschwitz Summary

Written By Heather Morris

Readers Score: 4.5/5
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Rated by 3,696 Readers

The Tattooist of Auschwitz Book Summary

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The #1 International Bestseller & New York Times Bestseller

This beautiful, illuminating tale of hope and courage is based on interviews that were conducted with Holocaust survivor and Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist Ludwig (Lale) Sokolov—an unforgettable love story in the midst of atrocity.

“The Tattooist of Auschwitz is an extraordinary document, a story about the extremes of human behavior existing side by side: calculated brutality alongside impulsive and selfless acts of love. I find it hard to imagine anyone who would not be drawn in, confronted and moved. I would recommend it unreservedly to anyone, whether they’d read a hundred Holocaust stories or none.”—Graeme Simsion, internationally-bestselling author of The Rosie Project

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 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.

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The Tattooist of Auschwitz is a Historical book, written By Heather Morris. As a testament to the Book's popularity, it has gathered a rating of 4.5 out of a possible 5 Stars, on Reviews by 3,696 Readers who strongly recommends this book.


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  • Great

    5
    By JGToale
    I loved the book. It was captivating. I wish the end had been drawn out a bit more, though.
  • A love story in the darkest of times!

    5
    By cayton1
    Such a genuine and riveting account of Holocaust survivors. I am thrilled that he was finally able to tell their story.
  • Underdeveloped characters and ending

    2
    By L. Smelser
    I enjoyed the story and perspective of this book. However, there wasn’t a whole lot of character connection or development throughout the story. The ending was also sped up and ended too quickly.

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  • Great

    5
    By JGToale
    I loved the book. It was captivating. I wish the end had been drawn out a bit more, though.
  • Underdeveloped characters and ending

    2
    By L. Smelser
    I enjoyed the story and perspective of this book. However, there wasn’t a whole lot of character connection or development throughout the story. The ending was also sped up and ended too quickly.
  • A love story in the darkest of times!

    5
    By cayton1
    Such a genuine and riveting account of Holocaust survivors. I am thrilled that he was finally able to tell their story.
  • Tried to enjoy it

    1
    By deadflames
    Sorry, it just reads like spark notes or something. Every chance for something interesting cuts short to a sentence of “then x was happening for y days”.
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    4
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    5
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    I love this story so much. I listened to it on audio and the narrator did a wonderful job. The story was so wonderful. Highly recommend
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    5
    By diana connie
    This was such an amazing book and I quickly read through it. It’s a true one story and one about surviving the camps and what Lale did to remain alive. I would recommend this book to anybody and everybody!
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    5
    By helloiamarobo
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    5
    By chelsea93053
    Very great book I love that you can feel the love pain and sorrow between the characters as you read I was very impressed