The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

The Tattooist of Auschwitz

By Heather Morris

  • Release Date: 2018-01-11
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 64 Ratings
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For readers of Schindler's List, The Man Who Broke into Auschwitz and The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas comes a heart-breaking story of the very best of humanity in the very worst of circumstances.

I tattooed a number on her arm. She tattooed her name on my heart.

In 1942, Lale Sokolov arrived in Auschwitz-Birkenau. He was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival - scratching numbers into his fellow victims' arms in indelible ink to create what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust.

Waiting in line to be tattooed, terrified and shaking, was a young girl. For Lale - a dandy, a jack-the-lad, a bit of a chancer - it was love at first sight. And he was determined not only to survive himself, but to ensure this woman, Gita, did, too.

So begins one of the most life-affirming, courageous, unforgettable and human stories of the Holocaust: the love story of the tattooist of Auschwitz.


'Extraordinary - moving, confronting and uplifting . . . I recommend it unreservedly' Greame Simsion

'A moving and ultimately uplifting story of love, loyalties and friendship amidst the horrors of war . . . It's a triumph.' Jill Mansell


  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz

    By lucybrill
    What a brilliant book,,, sad but well written
  • Such a moving story

    By bev220774
    Well written beautiful story that captures the grim reality and as someone born long after has given me a greater insight into the reality of this horrendous time!
  • Compelling reading

    By chadwell boy
    Hard to believe that this happened. But it did, and the book brings it home. We must never forget what happened
  • Didn't want it to end

    By NrgArty
    A must read
  • The Tattooist of Auscwitz

    By Annie westy
    Couldn't put it down. Very thought provoking.
  • Couldn’t put it down

    By reallyglossyred
    I found myself sneaking away from my children for five minutes in attempts to carry on reading!