The Tattooist of Auschwitz
A NovelBook - 2018
From Library Staff
Historical Fiction: In 1942, Lale Sokolov is transported to Auschwitz-Birkenau. He becomes the camp's Tätowierer. His future is shaped by the atrocities and barbarism-but also acts of bravery and compassion he witnesses. Join us February 26, 2020 - 2nd Floor Conference Room 9:30 - 11:00 AM
jrbubbles1 Jul 30, 2020
Lale Sokolov ends up at the concentration camp at Auschwitz/Birkenau and is assigned the job of tattooing the numbers on the arms of the prisoners. He meets a girl by the name of Gita and falls in love with her. In the time he is at the camp he witnesses terrible horrors. He risks his life to try... Read More »
When Lale Sokolov is sent to Auschwitz, he is assigned to tattoo his fellow prisoners, but he also risks his life to steal jewels and money to buy food to keep them alive. While working on tattoos, he meets a young woman named Gita, falls in love, and vows to survive and marry her. Based on inter... Read More »
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.
DCLadults Nov 02, 2018
A New & Noteworthy Best of 2018 pick. Read this international bestseller of hope and courage based on a true story. Moving, compelling and uplifting.
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"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."
...choosing to live is an act of defiance, a form of heroism.
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