Release: 11th January 2018
Synopsis: In 1942, Lale Sokolov arrived in Auschwitz-Birkenau. He was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival – scratching numbers into his fellow victims’ arms in indelible ink to create what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust. Waiting in line to be tattooed, terrified and shaking, was a young girl. For Lale – a dandy, a jack-the-lad, a bit of a chancer – it was love at first sight. And he was determined not only to survive himself, but to ensure this woman, Gita, did, too. So begins one of the most life-affirming, courageous, unforgettable and human stories of the Holocaust: the love story of the tattooist of Auschwitz.Review:
This book is a brutal and raw account of the horrors that went on in Auschwitz, but also focusing on the true kindness of the human spirit.
The writing style of this book is just insanely good. It was beautiful, emotional and heart breaking from start to finish. I felt the terror, pain and the love that the characters went through in this book, and it moved me so so much.
Lale is one of the bravest and most inspiring people I have ever read about, and his story is so wonderful. I can’t imagine how hard it must have been to recall all of the horrible things he saw, and everything that happened to him.
I honestly don’t even have enough words to describe how much I love this book. The impact it had one me is one I can’t write down; you truly need to read it yourself to fully experience it.
Please please read this book, you will not regret it at all.
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