The tattooist of Auschwitz : a novel

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The tattooist of Auschwitz : a novel
2018
Place Published: 
New York, NY
Publisher: 
Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 
9780062870674
Edition: 
First U.S. edition
Description: 
262, 11 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Notes: 
"Originally published as The Tattooist of Auschwitz in Australia in 2018 by Bonnier Publishing Australia and in the UK by Bonnier Zaffre"--Title page verso.
Includes "P.S. insights, interviews & more ..." section.
"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 T├Ątowierer (the German word for tattooist), tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners. Imprisoned for more than 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"--Dust jacket flap.
Author: 
Heather Morris
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