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The Tattooist of Auschwitz
- A Novel
- Written by: Heather Morris
- Narrated by: Richard Armitage
- Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
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 (German for tattooist), tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners. Imprisoned for more than two and a half years, Lale witnesses horrific atrocities and barbarism - but also incredible acts of bravery and compassion. Risking his own life, he uses his position to exchange jewels and money from murdered Jews for food to keep his fellow prisoners alive.
I riveting book of survival and love
- By silvercity on 2018-09-26
Incredible, eye opening, real
This book was just incredible. I initially downloaded it to pass the time when driving in traffic...until I realized I was actually ok with the longer drives having been able to listen to this book. It is very interesting, and eye opening. You read stories, and watch movies from the holocaust, but this book paints a whole movie...right down to the details of how sweet the chocolate tasted on Gitas lips. This book makes you value the life you have, and to cherish it. It reminds me to kiss, hug and celebrate the family and friends I have. They could seek hope through the tragedies they endured, which sends the message to be grateful for their life on earth each and everyday.