The Tattooist of Auschwitz

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Another true story of the survivors of history’s most notorious times.

Lale’s arrival at Auschwitz marketed the beginning of a new life. Just like the rest of the prisoners, overnight Lale was robbed of his family, dignity, and freedom. Becoming the Tätowierer was not his first choice, but it gave Lale a major opportunity to help his fellow inmates by obtaining extra food and medicine from outside the camp to smuggling people out of it.

The major part of the story revolves around Lale and Gita’s love story. During his very first day as a Tätowierer, Lale meets Gita, and their lifelong journey begins. And after surviving the concentration camp, Lale and Gita met many obstacles in life, but despite the trouble – they kept going till their last breath, by each other’s side, hand in hand.

This was an exceptionally good book, mostly because it is told by the Tätowierer himself. The character has shed new light on the life in the concentration camp, a life of a prisoner who somehow was above his fellow inmates. As a big reader of WWII fiction, I always welcome learning more about it and would recommend this book to anyone who has any interest in life in the concentration camps. This is a light and quick read that offers a unique WWII perspective.

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