The Tattooist of Auschwitz

The Tattooist of Auschwitz

A Novel

Book - 2018
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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.
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, [2018]
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9780062877000
9780062870674
Branch Call Number: MOR
Characteristics: 282 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm

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brownie1_1
Nov 08, 2019

Really enjoyed this story of survival related in such a compelling and direct way. It made me want to know more.

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karebear111
Oct 30, 2019

Such an excellent read!!

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maryebarr
Oct 22, 2019

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, although the setting and plot was very sad. Based on the life of the true tattooist of Auschwitz. Well worth the time.

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Llaureys66
Oct 18, 2019

This was a great book. Heather Morris wrote a poignant book of survival and love. Parts of the story are difficult to read but necessary to show the true horror of the holocaust. It is important to know the hard truths of history as to not repeat it. This should be required reading for students. God bless Lale and Gita and all survivors everywhere.

AnnabelleLee27 Oct 03, 2019

An inspiring novel based on a true story of how love can arise in even the most grim of circumstances and how it can sustain survival. The storytelling is direct, sparse, and uncomplicated.

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mmlotok
Sep 26, 2019

Absolutely excellent book, based on actual events.

ArapahoeSarahH Sep 18, 2019

Read in one sitting, as I had to find out what happened to Lale and Gita. This is yet another account of the horrors of WWII, but also sheds light on the beauty, resourcefulness and humanity that continued even in such a place and time.

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Vthomp60
Sep 17, 2019

Read at one sitting as the author's writing style, characters and story was so enjoyable

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kellydelancy
Sep 14, 2019

Engaging easy read

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nberenger
Sep 01, 2019

It was a tragic story told beautifully.

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allysunsun24
Sep 25, 2019

"They are holding something that is absolutely forbidden in Auschwitz. These items, so dangerous that their mere possession is a death sentence, cannot be fired, nor do they have a sharp point, a blade, or a heavy end. These items, which the relentless guards of the Reich fear so much, are nothing more than books: old, unbound, with missing pages, and in tatters."

ArapahoeMaryA Jan 02, 2019

...choosing to live is an act of defiance, a form of heroism.

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trreadaholic
Oct 03, 2019

trreadaholic thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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