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The tattooist of Auschwitz : a novel

Author: Heather Morris, (Screenwriter)
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First U.S. editionView all editions and formats
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"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 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographical fiction
Fiction
Historical fiction
Novels
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Heather Morris, (Screenwriter)
ISBN: 9780062870674 006287067X 9780062797155 0062797158 1785763644 9781785763649 9781635464078 1635464072
Language Note: Text in English.
OCLC Number: 1021305706
Notes: "Originally published as The Tattooist of Auschwitz in Australia in 2018 by Bonnier Publishing Australia and in the UK by Bonnier Zaffre"--Title page verso.
Includes "P.S. insights, interviews & more ..." section.
Description: 262, 11 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Heather Morris.

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"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 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 privileged position to exchange jewels and money from murdered Jews for food to keep his fellow prisoners alive. One 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, Lale vows to somehow survive the camp and marry her. A 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 conditions"--
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