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The tattoist of Auschwitz / Heather Morris.

By: Morris, Heather.
Publisher: London : Zaffre, 2018Description: 275 p. : maps ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781785763649 (hbk.).Subject(s): Auschwitz (Concentration camp) -- Fiction | World War, 1939-1945 -- FictionSummary: Based on the true story behind one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust - the blue numbers tattooed on prisioner's arms. When Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, was given the job of 'Tatowiere' in that terrible place - forced literally to scratch numbers into his fellow victims' arms in indelible ink - he 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 cut he would have been killed; many owed him their survival. Waiting in line to be tattooed, terrified and shaking, was a young girl. For Lale - a jack-the-lad, a bit of a chancer - it was love at first sight. His and Gita's story, fact-checked against all available documentary evidence, endorsed by the son they never though they would have and untold for over seventy years, will make you weep, but it will also uplift you.
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Based on the true story behind one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust - the blue numbers tattooed on prisioner's arms. When Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, was given the job of 'Tatowiere' in that terrible place - forced literally to scratch numbers into his fellow victims' arms in indelible ink - he 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 cut he would have been killed; many owed him their survival. Waiting in line to be tattooed, terrified and shaking, was a young girl. For Lale - a jack-the-lad, a bit of a chancer - it was love at first sight. His and Gita's story, fact-checked against all available documentary evidence, endorsed by the son they never though they would have and untold for over seventy years, will make you weep, but it will also uplift you.

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