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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    • 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.
    • 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....
    • Can there be a beautiful love story, a story of heart and soul in the midst of concentration camps and the horrors they evoke? Yes! This story based on the memory of a survivor is all that. Beautifully written with great depth. A wondrous story of survival and life!
    • I could NOT put this book down. I have read many books centered around WWII and this is one of my favorites. If you enjoyed The Nightengale, Sarahs Key, Lilac Girls then you will enjoy this. Not until the end did I realize it was based on a true story, which makes it even more interesting. Good book!!
    • A full 5 stars for this flowing factual literary work which “brings” Lale and Gita’s heart rendering love story into a pragmatic realistic accountable unputdownable read.The abhorrent disgrace and disgust of the holocaust cries out “lest we never forget”, which our retribution portrays in these stories being retold and remembered from generation to generation. The Jews will proudly survive and our voices will be heard in unity.My husband and I have walked through Auschwitz and Birkenau - a chilling icy tour of a deathly historical event in history which is incomprehensible albeit remembered.