Tattooist of Auschwitz - by Heather Morris (Paperback)

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New York Times Best Seller
New York Times Best Seller

Specifications

Dimensions (Overall): 7.9 Inches (H) x 5.2 Inch (W) x .9 Inch (D)
Weight: .5 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 760
Format: Paperback
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Jewish, Cultural Heritage, Historical
Publisher: HarperCollins
Author: Heather Morris
Featured book lists: New York Times Bestsellers
Book theme: World War II
Language: English
Street Date: September 4, 2018
TCIN: 53643920
UPC: 9780062797155
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-3466
Origin: Made in the USA

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About the Book



"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 Tèatowierer (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"--Dust jacket flap.



Book Synopsis



#1 New York Times Bestseller and #1 International Bestseller

This beautiful, illuminating tale of hope and courage is based on interviews that were conducted with Holocaust survivor and Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist Ludwig (Lale) Sokolov--an unforgettable love story in the midst of atrocity.

"The Tattooist of Auschwitz is an extraordinary document, a story about the extremes of human behavior existing side by side: calculated brutality alongside impulsive and selfless acts of love. I find it hard to imagine anyone who would not be drawn in, confronted and moved. I would recommend it unreservedly to anyone, whether they'd read a hundred Holocaust stories or none."--Graeme Simsion, internationally-bestselling author of The Rosie Project

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 over 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.



From the Back Cover



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.



Review Quotes



"The Tattooist of Auschwitz is the story of hope and survival against incredible odds and the power of love."--Popsugar

"Based on a true story, the wrenching yet riveting tale of Lale's determination to survive the camp with Gita is a moving testament to the power of kindness, ingenuity, and hope."
--People

"..this is a powerful, gut-wrenching tale that is hard to shake off."--Kirkus Reviews

"Although one might suspect that there's far more to his past than is revealed here, much of Lale's story's complexity makes it onto the page. And even though it's clear that Lale will survive, Morris imbues the novel with remarkable suspense."

--Booklist

"Like the Nobel Prize-winning author Elie Wiesel's Night, Morris' work takes us inside the day-to-day workings of the most notorious German death camp. Over the course of three years, Morris interviewed Lale, teasing out his memories and weaving them into her heart-rending narrative of a Jew whose unlikely forced occupation as a tattooist put him in a position to act with kindness and humanity in a place where both were nearly extinct."--BookPage

"To many, this book will be most appreciated for its powerful evocation of the everyday horrors of life as a prisoner in a concentration camp, while others will be heartened by the novel's message of how true love can transcend even the most hellishly inhuman environments. This is a perfect novel for book clubs and readers of historical fiction."--Publishers Weekly

"As many interviews as I did with Holocaust survivors for the Shoah Foundation and as many devastating testimonies as I heard, I could not stop reading THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ--an extraordinary story of love so fierce it sustained people enduring the unimaginable. Read it, share it, remember it."--Jenna Blum, NYT and international bestselling author of Those Who Save Us and The Lost Family

"The Tattooist of Auschwitz is an extraordinary document.. I find it hard to imagine anyone who would not be drawn in, confronted and moved. I would recommend it unreservedly to anyone, whether they'd read a hundred Holocaust stories or none."--Graeme Simsion, internationally-bestselling author of The Rosie Project

"What an extraordinary and important book this is. We need as many memories of the Holocaust as we can retain, and this is a moving and ultimately uplifting story of love, loyalties and friendship amidst the horrors of war."--International bestseller Jill Mansell
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4.7 out of 5 stars with 89 reviews
84% would recommend
26 recommendations

Read it!

5 out of 5 stars
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Mommatnbh - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
A must read if you love anything romance, world war ll, or just love a good story.
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Great and easy Read

5 out of 5 stars
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NyNurse - 4 months ago, Verified purchaser
Great story about love, hope and perseverance
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Great read

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Ktcann - 5 months ago, Verified purchaser
Great book! Would highly recommend
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Everyone should read

5 out of 5 stars
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Anna B - 6 months ago, Verified purchaser
Everyone should read this book, very moving
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Could not put this down

5 out of 5 stars
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Alli - 7 months ago, Verified purchaser
Such a well written book! I started and finished so fast. Very interesting read !
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Great potential but Awful read

1 out of 5 stars
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Hayley - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
This book lacked so much emotion and detail. It fell so flat for me. The author didn’t explore any of the situation or details. Rather it was fluff and stayed surface which is saying a lot for the story it’s based off of. I’m shocked that so many people liked this book. I hated it.
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couldn't put it down!

5 out of 5 stars
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shhh - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
described things so well I could see it
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Yessss

5 out of 5 stars
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Booklover90 - 1 year ago
Fantastic book! I even gifted it to a few friends. I read another review that said it this felt rushed at the end at I completely agree. But man if this doesn’t make you feel like you’re right in the middle of the story. Highly recommend!
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A must read

5 out of 5 stars
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kris10 - 1 year ago
Beautifully written and heartbreaking.
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10/10 Recommend

5 out of 5 stars
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Lex95 - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Loved the book! I will say the ending felt rushed but overall I thought it was great, I couldn’t put it down.
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Highly recommend

5 out of 5 stars
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Booboo89 - 2 years ago
It was soo good. I would recommend this book.
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Recommend

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SD at heart - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Incredible story; well written. Would recommend.
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Loved it!

5 out of 5 stars
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MegP - 2 years ago
Loved this book!! I’ve read several books about the Holocaust and this one is my favorite. I had to also read “Cilka’s Journey, by the same author.
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Great Book!

5 out of 5 stars
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sdiaz - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Couldn’t put this book down, read it in one night! Was definitely a page turner, I am ordering Cilka’s Journey now!
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Absolutely beautiful

5 out of 5 stars
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Cats - 2 years ago
A beautiful love story! BASED ON A TRUE STORY, the story takes place during the holocaust and even within the horrors that Jewish people had to suffer during such a horrible time, there was this beautiful love story!! I cried at the end, it’s a definite must read, you’ll love it.
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ok read

3 out of 5 stars
whit - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
A little disappointed with the ending. The book started very well, and it followed through until the end. Ending I felt was rushed and incomplete
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Great book!

5 out of 5 stars
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Ashley - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Such a great read had a hard time putting down!
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Excellent

5 out of 5 stars
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LGL - 2 years ago
Couldn’t put it down, such an intriguing read.
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5 out of 5 stars
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KamieJo7 - 2 years ago
This was a well written book. Even though the story was heart wrenching and disturbing, it did not disappoint.
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Lacking emotion

2 out of 5 stars
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- 2 years ago
This feels like it was written without emotion when the story could have been so powerful.
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