THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ

by Heather Morris

A concentration camp detainee tasked with permanently marking fellow prisoners falls in love with one of them.

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    • Loved this book, was a true and honest account of one man's survial in difficult and simply awful circumstances.Everyone should read this book, it will definitely open your eyes to this man's story finding love in a horrific concentration camp, and how he helped so many survive what was one of the most terrible concentration camps ever built, Read it you won't put it down.
    • I have read many books on WW II and the Holocaust. I have visited 5 Concentration Camps and Yad Vashem in Israel. I am a Catholic woman who volunteers as a docent in a Museum of Jewish Heritage in Cleveland, Ohio. This book is realistic, touching, frustrating, yet hopeful. Ms. Morris has generated a remarkable work of chronological accuracy with a humanistic love story at a time when hope was not existent. Good read. Thank you.
    • Read The Tatooist of Auschwitz in the days before and after I visited Aucshwitz and Birkenau.There are times you read books for entertainment and times you read for knowledge. This may be a bit of both because it involves a love story too - Lale and Gita. But oh, the horror of their situation.Going with my usual format...Is it worth the cost? $7.99 - yes, absolutetly.Is it a page turner?Yes, it is. Ordinarily, I would argue that this kind of book does not need to be a page turner because that's not the point... but it is.Did I think about this book when I was not reading this book?Not at first, I was able to put it down for a week and go on with my trip. But as I got further involved, I found myself thinking about Lale's story more and more and wanted to get back to the book.Will I think about this book once I am finished?Lale's story stays with you. As mentioned above, I actually visited Auschwitz while reading this book. On display are many photos of prisoners arriving, prisoners on their way to be gassed, murdered prisoners, starving prisoners. Frankly I could not look - it was too hard to put a face to such horrors. For me, this book gave a name to the millions of people who perished at Auschwitz and who lived too.
    • This book was designated as our book club's next read and though I was excited to read it, as I had read several good reviews, I kept putting it off as I felt that I knew, to some level, the horror of the subject-matter. Hence as I started to read it I was very uncomfortable, but as the book progressed I felt it a compelling read into the reality of human nature. I gave it five stars rather than four, as I felt four stars did not do it justice.
    • This is a most interesting story and reveals much about the horrors of being the person who tatoo'ed the inmates in that nightmare tale. Just when I was gripped by the details, however, the story seemed to lose steam. This was as though the author lost momentum and what should have been a fascinating end of the story simply evolved into dates, numbers,a few photographs but no more meat on the bones. These people who lived this horror deserved much more description and information about how their lives were lived than a few sentences of summary. I felt cheated from what should have been a triumph and success but was barely fact against a backdrop of normal. Darn! These monumental folks deserved a lot more.