The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

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 survival—literally 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 Holocaust—and 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 survive—not 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 also—almost unbelievably—a love story. Waiting in line to be tattooed, terrified and shaking, was a young girl. For Lale—a dandy, a jack-the-lad, a bit of a chancer—it was love at first sight, and he determined not only to survive himself but to ensure that Gita did, too. His story—their story—will 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.

Book Details

  • File Namethe-tattooist-of-auschwitz-by-heather-morris.epub
  • Original TitleThe Tattooist of Auschwitz
  • Creator
  • Languageen-US
  • Identifierisbn:urn:ean:9781760403171
  • PublisherBonnier Publishing Australia
  • Date2017-11-27T06:06:36Z
  • SubjectAustralia,Sydney,Melbourne,Holocaust,Auschwitz,Birkenau,Jew,Jewish,Nazi,Germany,Second World War,World War II,gas chamber,crematorium,tattoo,tattooist,Slovakia,Poland,Final Solution,Mengele
  • File Size1.423 MB

Table of Content

  • 1. The Tattooist of Auschwitz
  • 2. About the Author
  • 3. Dedication
  • 4. Prologue
  • 5. Chapter 1
  • 6. Chapter 2
  • 7. Chapter 3
  • 8. Chapter 4
  • 9. Chapter 5
  • 10. Chapter 6
  • 11. Chapter 7
  • 12. Chapter 8
  • 13. Chapter 9
  • 14. Chapter 10
  • 15. Chapter 11
  • 16. Chapter 12
  • 17. Chapter 13
  • 18. Chapter 14
  • 19. Chapter 15
  • 20. Chapter 16
  • 21. Chapter 17
  • 22. Chapter 18
  • 23. Chapter 19
  • 24. Chapter 20
  • 25. Chapter 21
  • 26. Chapter 22
  • 27. Chapter 23
  • 28. Chapter 24
  • 29. Chapter 25
  • 30. Chapter 26
  • 31. Chapter 27
  • 32. Chapter 28
  • 33. Epilogue
  • 34. Author’s Note
  • 35. Images
  • 36. Afterword
  • 37. Additional information
  • 38. Map
  • 39. Further Resources
  • 40. Acknowledgements
  • 41. Imprint
  • 42. Praise for The Tattooist of Auschwitz
  • 43. Echo Publishing

Related Titles

2 comments
youssf semlae
youssf semlae · a few seconds ago

Fuck u

Eli Emanuel
Eli Emanuel · a few seconds ago

Fuck u

Comment author placeholder