• Title : The Tattooist of Auschwitz

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The Tattooist of Auschwitz Description

The Tattooist of Auschwitz is based on the true story of Lale and Gita Sokolov, two Slovakian Jews who survived Auschwitz and eventually made their home in Australia In that terrible place, Lale was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival literally scratching numbers into his fellow victims arms in indelible ink to create what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust Lale used the infinitesimal freedom of movement that this position awarded him to exchange jewels and money taken from murdered Jews for food to keep others alive If he had been caught, he would have been killed many owed him their survival.There have been many books about the Holocaust and there will be many What makes this one so memorable is Lale Sokolov s incredible zest for life He understood exactly what was in store for him and his fellow prisoners, and he was determined to survive not just to survive but to leave the camp with his dignity and integrity intact, to live his life to the full Terrible though this story is, it is also a story of hope and of courage It is also almost unbelievably a love story 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 determined not only to survive himself but to ensure that Gita did, too His story their story will make you weep, but you will also find it uplifting It shows the very best of humanity in the very worst of circumstances.Like many survivors, Lale and Gita told few people their story after the war They eventually made their way to Australia, where they raised a son and had a successful life But when Gita died, Lale felt he could no longer carry the burden of their past alone He chose to tell his story Publisher s Summary.



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Description: The Tattooist of Auschwitz is based on the true story of Lale and Gita Sokolov, two Slovakian Jews who survived Auschwitz and eventually made their home in Australia In that terrible place, La

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