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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 T towierer the German word for tattooist , tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners.Imprisoned forthan 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.


10 thoughts on “The Tattooist of Auschwitz

  1. says:

    I ll never hear Yiddish again.I ll never go to the German Consulate with her againI 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 friend


  2. says:

    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 ol


  3. says:

    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


  4. says:

    What a waste of an amazing story on an incapable writer There is no prose , there is really just he did this, and then he did that No depth of emotion, no depth of characters, heck no characters I couldn t tell you ONE personality trait of Gita s Lale also, is so thinly drawn I k


  5. says:

    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 that yo


  6. says:

    This is part of my Goodreads reading challenge for 2019 as the runner up in the Historical Fiction category.It has since been brought to my attention that this isn t historically accurate but it doesn t really change my review.As awful as it sounds, I felt so detached from the characters Cha


  7. says:

    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 large and needed


  8. says:

    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 inscribing prisoners number


  9. says:

    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 their identification numbers Lale is


  10. says:

    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 the story is based on true events, i


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