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.