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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    • I thought I knew something of the war, the camps and what it was like , this book gave a new insight , the reality of surviving on a daily basis ...there are no words for what happened in those camps ...those that survived and those that did not are all hero’s..there bravery is astonishing ...
    • 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 am always intrigued by stories like this one. From such heartache, pain, suffering, loss and the worst that mankind can do to each other, has come a story of survival, love and deep caring. It's wonderfully written with an easy flow to it. I was able to read it in just a couple of hours.
    • 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.
    • 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.