The Tattooist of Auschwitz
A NovelBook - 2018
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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 Jul 05, 2019
The story of Lale Sokolov. When the Nazis discovered that he could speak several languages, he became the person to tattoo the numerical legacies of all who entered Auschwitz and ended up saving many of them.
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.
Based on interviews that were conducted with Holocaust survivor and Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist Ludwig (Lale) Sokolov—a love story in the midst of atrocity.
Beatricksy Nov 14, 2018
This was originally written as a screenplay, according to the author notes. You can tell. The prose built around the dialogue is often clumsy and reads like a transcript. Sentences are abrupt, and I'm *told* emotions more often than not. Sure, I can extrapolate inflection from the scenario and co... Read More »
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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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