The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris is the incredible story of the Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist and the woman he loved.
Lale Sokolov is a charmer and a ladies’ man. He is also a Jew. Lale immediately stands out to his fellow prisoners. In the camp, he is looked up to, looked out for, and put to work in the privileged position of Tätowierer – the tattooist – to mark his fellow prisoners, forever. One of them is a young woman, Gita, who steals his heart at first glance.
His life given new purpose, Lale does his best through the struggle and suffering to use his position for good.
Full of beauty and hope, this story is based on years of interviews author Heather Morris conducted with real-life Holocaust survivor and Auschwitz- Birkenau tattooist Ludwig (Lale) Sokolov. It is heart-wrenching, illuminating, and unforgettable.
'Morris climbs into the dark miasma of war and emerges with an extraordinary tale of the power of love' LEAH KAMINSKY
‘An extraordinary story of a single and singular life and its great love’—ASHLEY HAY
‘Extraordinary – moving, confronting and uplifting... a story about the extremes of human behaviour: calculated brutality alongside impulsive and selfless acts of love. I recommend it unreservedly’—GRAEME SIMSION
Paperback | 288 pages
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3 | 390g
01 Feb 2018
Condition: Very Good
A secondhand book that does not look new and has been read but is in excellent condition. Very minimal damage to the cover, including very minimal (barely visible) scuff marks, and very minor creasing. No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, and no underlining/highlighting of text or writing in the margins. Very minimal wear and tear.