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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    • Being a mom, I don't get to read often. I have been using Amazon to buy books for my kids for years. So, when I read the reviews for this book, I figured that it would be a good companion book to the Diary of Anne Frank, when they read that. Once it got here I read the jacket and was intrigued. I started to read it and I completed it in less than 24 hours. Lale's story of love, and hardship, and death, and life, and chocolate, was spellbinding. I couldn't put it down. I cried at the end and I found the Afterwords and the Author's notes to be a wonderful closing to this harrowing adventure. There were parts that hurt my heart and made my stomach ache for all of those innocent souls. I don't think he was a collaborator, he did whatever he needed to to stay alive in a brutal environment. May he and Gita R.I.P. together.
    • Immediately reading the first few pages of this book, I was dismayed and increasingly skeptical of its written quality. While the real lives depicted in this story deserve awe and merit for their survival of such a catastrophic period, the portrayal of the story lacks depth.I was surprised to see so many positive reviews! A few others have been able to concisely pinpoint the problem with the writing - mainly the book is a narrative shell that primarily glosses over the struggle of surviving such dire circumstances to focus on a love plot with little dimension. Elementary prose and cheesy one-liners dominate this novel.At the very least, I appreciate the attempt to bring light to such a unique, real-life love story....
    • Though written in the form of a novel, "The Tattooist of Auschwitz," by Heather Morris is the true life telling of Lale and Gita Sokolov, during their experiences before, during and after their years In Auschwits and Birkenau Concentration Camps, during WWII.Morris spent thee years listening to Lale Sokolov as he told this incredible story of survival, love and the will to live!This is an incredible book!!
    • This was an incredible recounting of a person's time during WWII and ultimately in Auschwitz. Once you start this book it is hard to put down. Having visited Auschwitz I could recall some of the areas mentioned. The fact that the commandant and his family lived so close to the gas chambers was hard to comprehend. I discovered upon finishing the book that Mr Sokolov left Europe after WWII and emigrated here to Australia where he remained for the rest of his life. How so many have endured such horrors is hard to imagine.
    • 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.