The Tattooist of Auschwitz

By Heather Morris

  • Release Date : 2018-01-25
  • Genre : Fiction & Literature
  • FIle Size : 1.83 MB
Score: 5.0
From 191 Ratings


The Tattooist of Auschwitz "The incredible story of the Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist and the woman he loved.

Lale Sokolov is well-dressed, a charmer, a ladies’ man. He is also a Jew. On the first transport from Slovakia to Auschwitz in 1942, Lale immediately stands out to his fellow prisoners. In the camp, he is looked up to, looked out for, and put to work in the privileged position of Tätowierer– the tattooist – to mark his fellow prisoners, forever. One of them is a young woman, Gita, who steals his heart at first glance.

His life given new purpose, Lale does his best through the struggle and suffering to use his position for good.

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. It is heart-wrenching, illuminating, and unforgettable.


  • Exceptional

    By Leggy from Down Under
    I did a guided tour of the concetration camps on my travels to Poland recently & while reading this books I relived the experience through visual memories. The train tracks, the famous gate, the crematoriums, furnaces, cell blocks to name but a few. Mans inhumanity to man at it’s best however the book simply follows the lives of those subject to the horros of war & even though it is not a lengthy story it really packs a punch. Our guide was particularly passionate & I came a way exhausted just as I did with the book even though the conclusion was simply amazing. Well done Heather.
  • The Tattooist Of Auschwitz

    By Kristen8503
    This is a very well written account of a terrible experience with a beautiful ending. Lale & Gita are truely special individuals.
  • Too slow

    By Koboodle
    Was a good real life story of true events but the story was really slow. Only really had me interested in the ending.
  • Brilliant

    By Maria7474
    Brilliant read. Highly recommended.
  • A story that stays with you

    By Mydudesugottafix
    I cannot express the feelings I felt while reading this novel.
  • History must be heard xo

    By Monz.modnar555555
    I could not put this down and read it in a day, a heart breaking story of love and tragedy but written with beauty so the days of history could be shown through through two of the strongest hearts. A must read xo
  • Outstanding recount of a horrible time that must never repeat

    By Dianka03
    It's been years since I've found a book I haven't been able to put down. I read this in 3 days. An incredible story that's hard to read but so detailed that you forget you're reading. An important lesson for everyone to learn of what real people endured and the miracle that they somehow survived. Highly recommend this outstanding memoir. Thank you for sharing. May Lale & Gita rest in peace with all our ancestors.
  • Loved this book

    By Simihosling
    This book has given me a new level of respect and admiration of all of those involved in the concentration camps. I highly recommend this book to everyone.
  • Amazing read

    By Kate_Delilah
    I picked this book up and wasn’t able to put it down, the author has done an amazing job of retelling the story of Lale. I will be highly recommending this book to everyone, right after I finish crying!
  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz

    By Whizzmerlin
    Wow! This book just wowed me away. Oh, how I would have loved to meet Lale and Gita. There aren’t many real life love stories like this one. An enduring love that rose above the abhorrent and demeaning, cruel and dehumanising concentration camps Birkenau and Auschwitz where Lale and Gita met. And my heart broke over Cilka. Read this book - it is a gift.