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The Tattooist of Auschwitz
by Heather Morris

PBR Review Yes, this book is about the horrors of the Holocaust, but more than this, it's a book about love and the limits of human endurance. There is violence and loss, but at the same time, the reader is also a witness to bravery and determination. Lale Sokolov is a prisoner at the infamous Auschwitz concentration camp. He is the Tattooist, the one who marks each prisoner with an identification number. He's not proud of his role, but his will to live is strong and refusing means death.

Lale's story will make you think and not just about the Holocaust. Some call his actions heroic, others disagree.

One of the most surprising things about this book is the love story. If you read the author's notes, you realize it's true. Lale and Gita met at Auschwitz and fell in love. Great book for Holocaust enthusiasts and book clubs.Back.
Talking Points: This is an incredible story, based on the actual experiences of a Holocaust survivor. It shows the depth of what the human mind, body, and spirit can endure. It makes you think. How much risk would you take to help another? How much would you compromise yourself to live another day? Is survival possible without hope?
PBR Reader Comments:
A beautifully told tale, based on the true story of Lale Sokolov, a young man who not only survived the atrocities of Auschwitz-Birkenau- but met and fell in love with Gita, another prisoner. The story is powerful. There is much anguish, but also a lot of hope.
by-Linda 2019/03/04, 07:12 PM

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