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Book Recommendation: The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

Book Recommendation: The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

 

The Tattooist of Auschwitz (2018) is a compelling work of historical fiction by New Zealand native and Australian resident, screenwriter and author Heather Morris. I read this book in one day and highly recommend it for your reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author and this debut novel.

 

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"I am a Native of New Zealand now resident in Australia, working in a large public hospital in Melbourne. For several years I studied and wrote screenplays, one of which was optioned by an academy award winning Screenwriter in the U.S. In 2003, I was introduced to an elderly gentleman "who might just have a story worth telling". The day I met Lale Sokolov changed my life, as our friendship grew and he embarked on a journey of self scrutiny, entrusting the inner most details of his life during the Holocaust. I originally wrote Lale's story as a screenplay - which ranked high in international competitions - before reshaping it into my debut novel, The Tattooist of Auschwitz." - Heather Morris

 

Goodreads Review of The Tattooist of Auschwitz

"In April 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work as a Tätowierer (the German word for tattooist), tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners.

Imprisoned for more than two and a half years, Lale witnesses horrific atrocities and barbarism—but also incredible acts of bravery and compassion. Risking his own life, he uses his privileged position to exchange jewels and money from murdered Jews for food to keep his fellow prisoners alive.

One day in July 1942, Lale, prisoner 32407, comforts a trembling young woman waiting in line to have the number 34902 tattooed onto her arm. Her name is Gita, and in that first encounter, Lale vows to somehow survive the camp and marry her.

A vivid, harrowing, and ultimately hopeful re-creation of Lale Sokolov's experiences as the man who tattooed the arms of thousands of prisoners with what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust, The Tattooist of Auschwitz is also a testament to the endurance of love and humanity under the darkest possible conditions."

 

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Comment balloon 8 commentsRoy Kelley • February 03 2019 05:58PM

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Thank you for the book recommendation. Have a good day

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 17 days ago

The Tattooist of Auschwitz sounds like a great read for book works, Roy.  When I was growing up, we had a Jewish couple who lived next door for awhile.  The lady had numbers tattooed on her arm.  I learned a lot about the halocaust from the pair.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 17 days ago

Thanks for the recommendation, Roy.  I may have some difficulty reading this book.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 17 days ago

Good morning Roy. Your library card must reqire regular replacement. Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 17 days ago

Roy, sounds like another entertaining book, and glad you enjoyed it.

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) 17 days ago

Roy,

I have read so much on this subject, that I cannot bear to read another book.  I had a friend who had been numbered, and just solved her inner hell by hanging herself.  Thank you for the heads up on this book.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 17 days ago

What an interesting book, with a very dark subject.  On the other hand, what a beautiful flower!

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Your feedback and your continued support are very much appreciated.

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