The Tattooist of Auschwitz / Heather Morris


Morris, Heather. Auteur

Edité par Zaffre Bonnier. [S.l.] - 2018

I tattooed a number on her arm. She tattooed her name on my heart. In 1942, Lale Sokolov arrived in Auschwitz-Birkenau. He was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival - scratching numbers into his fellow victims' arms in indelible ink to create what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust. 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 was determined not only to survive himself, but to ensure this woman, Gita, did too. So begins one of the most life-affirming, courageous, unforgettable and human stories of the Holocaust : the love story of the Tattooist of Auschwitz.

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  • « Choosing to live is an act of defiance, a form of heroism » 5/5

    This book is a historical fiction novel based on the true story of Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew. Deported to Auschwitz in 1942, Lale becomes the tattooist there and at Birkenau. Being the tattooist gives him special perks which enable him to help himself and other fellow prisoners. In the camp he meets and falls in love with Gita and promises her they will leave the camp free. I won't say how the story ends. :) Harrowing as any book relating the horrors of the Holocaust may be, The Tattoist of Auschwitz is nevertheless a true gem and a memorable story of hope and courage. I was drawn into each and every page and couldn’t put it down!

    par Manon Le 04 mai 2021 à 22:14