'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 over 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.'

This book was absolutely amazing.

This wonderful story tells the harrowing experiences of Lale Sokolov's time at Auschwitz, where he became to man who tattooed the arms of thousands of prisoners.

This vivid story shows both the worst and the best of humanity during the Holocaust. The strength, endurance and love that radiates off the pages of this book will ultimately fill the reader with hope.

Heather Morris has done a fantastic job with this book. Her ability to take the reader to the darkest possible conditions and still highlight the love and devotion that was on display throughout this story made for one of the most beautiful reading experiences I have ever had.

Telling the story of a man who tattooed what would become one of the most well know symbols of the Holocaust, and doing so with grace and honor creates a feeling that is truly something you can only understand once you have read this book.

This is by far one of the best books I have ever read. From utterly heartbreaking to genuinely heartwarming, I truly believe that everyone should read this book. I know that it is going to stay with me for a very long time.

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris is an absolute must read for everyone.

Published by Geramie Kate Barker