The Tattooist of Auschwitz

The Tattooist of Auschwitz

By Heather Morris

  • Release Date : 2018-01-11
  • Genre : Fiction & Literature
  • FIle Size : 1.40 MB
Score: 5
From 401 Ratings
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The Tattooist of Auschwitz For readers of Schindler's List, The Man Who Broke into Auschwitz and The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas comes a heart-breaking story of the very best of humanity in the very worst of circumstances.

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.


'Extraordinary - moving, confronting and uplifting . . . I recommend it unreservedly' Greame Simsion

'A moving and ultimately uplifting story of love, loyalties and friendship amidst the horrors of war . . . It's a triumph.' Jill Mansell

'A sincere . . . moving attempt to speak the unspeakable' Sunday Times


  • Amazing

    By anya eck
    A must read!!
  • A book you can smell.

    By Pat the Potter
    Not the most elegantly written book I have read, with many staccato lines delivered by an outside observer. The cruelty, squalor and inhumanity of the concentration camps hangs like a dark shadow over the reader but the red blood of love and compassion defies the despair. The writer has succeeded in leaving her story tattooed indelibly on my memory for a very long time.
  • Best book I’ve read!

    By Sh4nn0nH
    Such a good read, could not put my phone down! Felt like I lived every moment with them, heart sting puller to say the least!
  • Fantastic book.

    By Bleasby04
    I couldn’t stop reading this! I am sad I have finished it! Highly recommended. Such a fascinating story and even with the stuff they had to deal with it still is such a heart warming book.
  • Graham

    By BishBashBongYerDone
    Spellbound! The final pages are particularly poignant; love in all forms is paramount! Lale had the pure essence of love running through him without even acknowledging it. What a humanitarian he was. A soulful read.
  • Great read

    By Bow1979
    Couldn’t put it down very sad,but well written
  • Turned a non-reader into a true bookworm!

    By loltrain3
    I'm not one for picking up a book, I'd much rather watch a TV programme or film but something came over me and I felt that I needed to read. I chose this as it was in the charts and I had recently visited Germany so my interest in the war had been ignited. After finishing one chapter, I was hooked! I completed it over one weekend and was so engrossed that I stayed up until the early hours of a morning just to find out how it finished. A truly lovely, romantic and thought provoking read made even better by the truth in it all.
  • Brilliant!

    By Slik Singh
    Amazing story, worth your time!
  • Poignant

    By Daisysaunt
    Very poignant and powerful story, felt rushed at times nearer the end however this is how it goes when writing about true stories I suppose, definitely worth a read
  • Auschwitz- Hate is the greenest weed that you’ve grown.

    By NadiaWitham
    A rare heart-warming story involving a Place, and a period within history that held such horror. It’s moving. It’s heart breaking. It’s so filled with horror you’d think it wasn’t real. That it was a Hollywood creation. I have studied the Holocaust for seven years, I have read countless books and watched months worth of film and documentaries. But this book still got to me. A must-read for all. We will remember.