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The Tattooist of Auschwitz

The Tattooist of Auschwitz is based on the true story of Lale and Gita Sokolov, two Slovakian Jews who survived Auschwitz and eventually made their home in Australia. In that terrible place, Lale was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survivalliterally scratching numbers into his fellow victims' arms in indelible ink to create what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust. Lale used the infinitesimal freedom of movement that this position awarded him to exchange jewels and money taken from murdered Jews for food to keep others alive. If he had been caught, he would have been killed; many owed him their survival.There have been many books about the Holocaustand there will be many more. What makes this one so memorable is Lale Sokolov's incredible zest for life. He understood exactly what was in store for him and his fellow prisoners, and he was determined to survivenot just to survive but to leave the camp with his dignity and integrity intact, to live his life to the full. Terrible though this story is, it is also a story of hope and of courage. It is alsoalmost unbelievablya love story. Waiting in line to be tattooed, terrified and shaking, was a young girl. For Lalea dandy, a jack-the-lad, a bit of a chancerit was love at first sight, and he determined not only to survive himself but to ensure that Gita did, too. His storytheir storywill make you weep, but you will also find it uplifting. It shows the very best of humanity in the very worst of circumstances.Like many survivors, Lale and Gita told few people their story after the war. They eventually made their way to Australia, where they raised a son and had a successful life. But when Gita died, Lale felt he could no longer carry the burden of their past alone. He chose to tell his story. Publisher's Summary...

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The Tattooist of Auschwitz Reviews

  • Dem

    The power of Love. The Tattooist of Auscwitz is a love story that has stood the test of time and a book that portrays one mans determination to survive against the odds

    This is the true story of Lale Sokolov the tattooist of Auschwitz and how found love in the concentration camp. The book is well written, emotional and the story itself is interesting and uplifting. A love story that develops against all that is evil really is worth telling and reading about.

    I have read quite a lot of Non Fiction

  • Gary

    As soon as I read the write up for this work I felt I had to read it and how glad I am that I did. This is a fantastic read and probably the best book I have read for a while and what makes it even more compelling is that it is a true story.

    This is the story of Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew who was held during World War 2 in the infamous Auschwitz prison camp and worked as the tattooist forced to mark each prisoner with an identification number. He himself was prisoner 34902 and against all odds

  • Maria Espadinha

    Armas sem Balas

    O Holocausto legou-nos um conjunto inestimável de histórias da vida real, que merecem ser lidas!

    São testemunhos de humanos como nós que, quando coagidos a explorar limites, revelaram um potencial ilimitado.

    Suportaram fome, torturas, espancamentos,... e -- pior que tudo -- um amanhã incógnito.

    Numa época de tamanhos horrores, acordar para cada dia, era uma vitória da vida sobre a morte!

    São histórias didácticas -- nelas apercebemo-nos da força anímica que há em nós, quando confrontad

  • Tammy

    I recall, as a child, accompanying one or the other of my parents to our family jeweler countless times. It seemed as if some piece always needed to be repaired or purchased for one occasion or another. For my tenth birthday I received a small sapphire and diamond ring which was too large and needed to be resized. One day after school off we went to see Marty and Irv. It was an unseasonably warm fall day and Irv had his shirtsleeves rolled up. When he placed his arm on the glass countertop, I sa ...more

  • Lindsay

    4.5 stars! My heart opened up and welcomed Lale in from the first page of this powerful story.

    This is a truly unforgettable story of one man’s journey of survival through one of the most horrendous and appalling times in our history – Nazi concentration camp, Auschwitz. Lale Sokolov survived the brutal hell known as Auschwitz for over two years where his “job” was to tattoo prisoners with their identifying number. What he endured and witnessed is nothing short of horrific and devastating.

    The a

  • Carol

    3.5 Stars

    "Save the one, save the world."

    The story of Lale Sokolov is certainly one that needed to be told, to be remembered....his bravery....the risks...his determination to help survive the horrors of Auschwitz....and, of course, how he found the love of his life.

    The cattle train, the starvation, the crematoria and the evil Dr. Mengele; it's all here, but still, I did not feel the terror in the narration as compared to the many other holocaust novels I've read.

    That being said, I


  • Angela M

    Right after I started reading this book there was a story on the local news about a new exhibit at the Jewish Community Center in our area. The exhibit highlights the Holocaust survivors from this area. At kiosks you can click on a name, read a bio but what struck me the most was that you can also see a video of the survivor telling their story. The utmost importance of these stories is reflected at the beginning of this book by author Graeme Simsion: "It reminds us that every one of the unimagi

  • [Shai] The Bibliophage

    Perfect 5 stars for the The Tattooist of Auschwitz! This book follows the true story of Slovakians Lale and Gita who experienced spending several years in the Nazi concentration camp during the Holocaust period. Lale was a linguist; a Jew; prisoner 34902; and was a Tetovierer (tattooist in German) in the Auschwitz concentration camp in Birkenau, Poland.

    I'm always fascinated on this darkest period of the history, hence I read books that contains the said theme whenever I have the chance. Reading