The Tattooist of Auschwitz

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This novel is based on the true story of Lale and Gita Sokolov, two Slovakian Jews, who survived Auschwitz and eventually made their home in Australia. In that terrible place, Lale was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival – literally scratching numbers into his fellow victims’ arms in indelible ink to create what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust. Lale used the infinitesimal freedom of movement that this position awarded him to exchange jewels and money taken from murdered Jews for food to keep others alive. If he had been caught he would have been killed; many owed him their survival.

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One of the bestselling books of the 21st century, soon to be a major new TV series starring Harvey Keitel and Melanie Lynskey

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.

Discover the incredible bestselling The Tattooist of Auschwitz trilogy, with Cilka’s Journey and Three Sisters also available now. Sisters under the Rising Sun, Heather Morris’s exceptional new novel, based on a true story of women in Japanese prison of war camps, is available in hardback now.

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Weight 236 g
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.1 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

270

Language

English

Edition

|Reprint

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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