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read The Tattooist of Auschwitz doc ↠ Hardcover ´ heather morris é In April 1942 Lale Sokolov a Slovakian Jew is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz Birkenau When his captors discover that he speaks several languages he is put to work as a Tätowierer the German word for tatBut also incredible acts of bravery and compassion Risking his own life he uses his privileged position to exchange jewels and money from murdered Jews for food to keep his fellow prisoners aliveOne day in July 1942 Lale prisoner 32407 comforts a trembling young woman waiting in line to have the number 34902 tattooed onto her arm Her name is Gita and in that first encounter Lal Right after I started reading this book there was a story on the local news about a new exhibit at the Jewish Community Center in our area The exhibit highlights the Holocaust survivors from this area At kiosks you can click on a name read a bio but what struck me the most was that you can also see a video of the survivor telling their story The utmost importance of these stories is reflected at the beginning of this book by author Graeme Simsion It reminds us that every one of the unimaginably large number of Holocaust victims was an individual with a uniue story It's really not possible to know what it was like in Auschwitz or the other camps no matter how much we read about the Holocaust but it is through the stories of the survivors that we can try to understand even if only a little Heather Morris has retold the story of Lale Sokolov a Jewish prisoner at Auschwitz who becomes the camp tattooist and while there finds the love of his life Gita This stared out as a screenplay she wrote as Lale told her his story and has been developed into this novel Lale from the first day he arrives in Auschwitz by cattle car makes a vow to himself that he would survive this and after falling in love with Gita he makes a promise to her that they will have a life together when they are out That he can speak multiple languages saves Lale multiple times as well as connections made with other people imprisoned with workers from the outside and even a German guard With jewelry and cash gotten from the women who work in the building where belongings are sorted Lale with his savvy his courage and with some luck barters for time with Gita for the price of chocolate a piece of sausage a hunk of bread a diamond or ruby But he also provides as much food as he can to others He helps many people along the way putting himself in danger each day as each day he tattoos numbers onto the arms of the new inhabitants He does seem to have an existence in some ways better than most in the camp and better than when he first arrived until he is caught with the jewels It is obvious that he survives so there's no spoiler here that Lale continues to have the capacity for hope and love that seems impossible as he endures This is a story told with love about courage in the face of the horrors of the camps and loss of family courage sustained by the strength of the human spirit and it's a love story that I'll never forget There is not much I can say other than what Lale himself tells Morris that he wanted his story recorded so It would never happen again I received an advanced copy of this book from Bonnie Zaffre through NetGalley

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E vows to somehow survive the camp and marry herA vivid harrowing and ultimately hopeful re creation of Lale Sokolov's experiences as the man who tattooed the arms of thousands of prisoners with what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust The Tattooist of Auschwitz is also a testament to the endurance of love and humanity under the darkest possible conditio I recall as a child accompanying one or the other of my parents to our family jeweler countless times It seemed as if some piece always needed to be repaired or purchased for one occasion or another For my tenth birthday I received a small sapphire and diamond ring which was too large and needed to be resized One day after school off we went to see Marty and Irv It was an unseasonably warm fall day and Irv had his shirtsleeves rolled up When he placed his arm on the glass countertop I saw the tattooed numbers on his arm for the very first time I felt also for the first time a cold clenching my stomach That very day at the age of ten I had watched Night and Fog as part of my fifth grade curriculum and my physical reaction was the painful shock of recognition It was disturbing to me that this kind and gentle man had been subjected to and survived the death camps I was raised to be a polite child so I didn’t say anything but I do remember having a serious conversation with my mother about it on our way homeThis experience which is still so vivid to me is one of the many reasons I find it difficult to rate ‘based on true” accounts about the holocaust What I will say about this book is that it tells a story of hope amid horror I will also say that the writing is sophomoric However I do think this is a book that is well suited for young teens as an introduction to this very dark part of history

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The Tattooist of AuschwitzIn April 1942 Lale Sokolov a Slovakian Jew is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz Birkenau 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 prisonersImprisoned for than two and a half years Lale witnesses horrific atrocities and barbarism What a waste of an amazing story on an incapable writer There is no 'prose' there is really just he did this and then he did that No depth of emotion no depth of characters heck no characters I couldn't tell you ONE personality trait of Gita's Lale also is so thinly drawn I know nothing about him other than he is supposedly charming The dialogue between characters is ridiculously empty and the whole thing feels like the most superficial experience of Auschwitz possibleThe love story which I'm sure had depth and feeling in real life is like a disney retelling A sad sad waste