5/5 * Read Like Me *What is striking about Heather Morris' new book, based on the powerful and true story of "Lale" Sokolov, and focusing on his experience in the most appalling of the Nazi camps, is how very readable it is...That Lale and Gita both survived, and found each other, is miraculous. It is also - almost unbelievably - a love story. Terrible though this story is, it is also a story of hope and of courage. I would say that this is a must-read * Stephen Writes *The Tattooist of Auschwitz is unique as it offers an in-depth and extensive personal experience of an ordinary individual in the face of the warfare. She tattooed her name on my heart. This is one book that will haunt me for a long time to come, but I think it's a book everyone should read. Words cannot do justice to the profound effect this book has on the reader. It is an emotional journey, and even now I still feel the emotion as I write this review, a few days after reading the book * Vonnibee *This story, full of beauty and hope, is based on years of interviews author Heather Morris conducted with real-life Holocaust survivor and Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist Ludwig (Lale) Sokolov. Teaching The Tattooist of Auschwitz. Thank You Heather Morris for an astonishing read, one that will stay with me for a long time, I think books like this do tend to stay with you long after you have closed the final page, it makes you question what is important and what is not, when we whinge about how awful our lives are, we should be thanking god for the fact we still have one when so so many were denied it. And, most amazing of all, it's a true story... simply incredible * Best Magazine *A powerful evocation of the everyday horrors of life as a prisoner in a concentration camp . A tablet in Auschwitz states “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it “. His soul cries for those who are gone all while he continues to survive is a place of pure death. Heather Morris is a native of New Zealand, now resident in Australia. a sincere...moving attempt to speak the unspeakable * The Sunday Times *What an extraordinary and important book this is. An extraordinary story of an extraordinary love... * Chorley Guardian *My words here will never do justice to such an important subject. Their friendship grew and Lale embarked on a journey of self-scrutiny, entrusting the innermost details of his life during the Holocaust to her. * Nudge Books, Bookhugger review 5/5* *I couldn't put this book down. I can only imagine a person could only survive if there was cunning and courage and caring involved. 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. --Graeme Simsion, internationally-bestselling author of The Rosie Project. When I visited Auschwitz I was left with an intense feeling of sadness, horror and disbelief. This is a story of survival and endurance in the most extreme circumstances. When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work as a Tätowierer (the German word for tattooist), tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners.. But in spite of personal hardships the tattooist helps others to survive -- even at great personal risk to himself. It's like something my teenage daughter would write. Filed under auschwitz, germany, history, holocaust, judaism, nazis, world war ii, 1/30/18. It shows the very best of humanity in the very worst of circumstances. You probably won't keep your eyes dry with this one! I felt like this point of view was incredibly original. A story of impact, shocking and proving that true love can overcome any storm, any atrocity. This is a perfect novel for book clubs and readers of historical fiction * Publishers Weekly *Heartbreaking but very important * Sheerluxe *A gorgeous love story, based on a true relationship between two innocent, young Jewish captives. It's a harrowing read of the treatment the prisoners endured. They eventually made their way to Australia, where they raised a son and had a successful life. Paperback – Illustrated, 4 September 2018. The Tattooist quietly saves many under the watchful eye of his captors, gathering supporters, friends and lives as he goes. message of how true love can transcend even the most hellishly inhuman environments. She tells it as it is and spares no details * Jan's Book Buzz *It shines a light on the power of hope, a determination to survive in spite of the barbarity of the camp. Morris does that in a sensitive way, and she brings a little lightness to a very dark story. 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. * My Bookish Blogspot *Despite how much this book broke my heart, it also reassured me that things weren't all bad for all of the people stuck in concentration camps, & that some were able to find happiness in small doses. The Tattooist of Auschwitz is a powerful and deeply moving story of survival and also a remarkable love story. For me, reading this book was a pleasure, a lesson and a reminder; I would recommend it to all readers. Lale with compassion and sensitivity, tattoos numbers on the arms of prisoners. "The Tattooist of Auschwitz is the story of hope and survival against incredible odds and the power of love." This story is told simply, with an undertone of hope and courage which at times understates the conditions suffered by those in the concentratiom camps. Pre-order Ready Player Two now with Pre-order Price Guarantee. It tells the true story of Lale Sokolov, a Jewish prisoner who had a secret love affair within the walls of the concentration camp. Heather Morris does a great job of telling Lale and Gita's story * Always Need More Books *I read in about 4 days. The Tattooist of Auschwitz was one of those for me...we know at the outset they survive but it's in the how that keeps us riveted and shaking our heads in amazement at the courage, the determination to survive and the love these two have for each other * WeeSied *The Tattooist of Auschwitz is a very powerful and emotional read. Thanks for sharing this story with us all. His tenacity, charm, intelligence and wit not only saved himself and Gita but hundreds of starving, beaten prisoners in the camp * Brunching Bookworm *It's a story that shows that even in the darkest of places good things can happen and, as cliched as this sounds, love can conquer all * Reading Matters *The Tattooist of Auschwitz shows true human bravery. I very much enjoyed reading this, and I envy the author for the precious hours she was able to spend with such a forgiving, peaceful human being. * MMCheryl *I am honestly finding it difficult to put into words how heart wrenching this book was. For several years, while working in a large public hospital in Melbourne, she studied and wrote screenplays, one of which was optioned by an Academy Award-winning screenwriter in the US. Readers are immersed in each traumatising experience of Lale as this true story depicts the persecution and dehumanisation of the prisoners of Auschwitz-Birkenau * Razz Mag *Lale is a very likeable character and The Tattooist of Auschwitz is an uplifting story of his strength, his character and his will to survive. I recommend it unreservedly' * Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Project *Based on the true story of Lale Sokolov, who is forced to tattoo numbers on his fellow concentration camp detainees' arms. Such is life... and at these times we, as the listener, were uplifted by these small victories * ReviewsFeed *Powerful, emotional, and unforgettable. * Ashleigh Bekkah *It will make you weep as well as educate you and, even though in the worst circumstances it is the very best of humanity * Little Blog of Library Treasures *Lale's strength and courage take the reader through every known emotion and I would recommend anyone with a love of historical fiction to read this book. This is, to be brutal, Auschwitz soft porn. It's something you need to read to believe because the tale is like something out of a movie. It dresses itself up as a novel but it is a very badly written biography, if you can believe the events contained within it. Simply link your Qantas Frequent Flyer membership number to your Booktopia account and earn points on eligible orders. --Popsugar "Based on a true story, the wrenching yet riveting tale of Lale's determination to survive the camp with Gita is a moving testament to the power of kindness, ingenuity, and hope." At times it is overwhelmingly harrowing, yet at the … Something went wrong. What the Jews and other minority groups suffered at the hands of the Nazi's is something the world should never forget. Although it's harrowing in parts, there is a light at the end of the tunnel in this instance. . Never forget * A Song of Book and Coffee * One of the most life affirming, courageous, unforgettable and human stories of the Holocaust: the love story of The Tattooist of Auschwitz * The Hunt Post * A moving true love story that also solves a historical puzzle about the tattooist's identity * Church Times * This is an important story and I am glad that Lale got the chance to tell it. 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. Highly recommended * The Book Review Cafe *It is a story full of horror but of hope and the strength of human spirit in the face of adversity and Lale and Gita were such an admirable, brave couple and I'm glad I got to read their story, as many stories were unable to be told * Books And Me *It is a story full of horror but of hope and the strength of human spirit in the face of adversity and Lale and Gita were such an admirable, brave couple and I'm glad I got to read their story, as many stories were unable to be told * Bookkaz *I fell just a bit more in love with Lale the more I read. Love happened, and the unlikely, nay downright impossible, happened, and this heartfelt book is a very enjoyable presentation of that. * The Shelter of Books *He was so brave and many people survived thanks to him. Either by signing into your account or linking your membership details before your order is placed. Word Count: 1315. 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