Ep:82 Heather Morris – The Tattooist of Auschwitz

The incredible story of the Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist and the woman he loved.
Lale Sokolov is well dressed, a charmer, a ladies man. He is also a Jew.  On the first transport from Slovakia to Auschwitz in 1942, Late immediately stands out to his fellow prisoners.  In the camp, he is looked up to, looked out for and put to work in the privileged position of Tatowierer – the tattooist – to mark his fellow prisoners, forever. One of them is a young woman, Gita, who steals his heart at first glance.

His life is given new purpose, Lale does his best through the struggle and suffering to use his position for good.

This story, full of beauty and hope is based on years of interviews author Heather Morris conducted with real-life Holocaust survivor and Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist Ludwig (Lale) Sokolov.  It is hear-wrenching, illuminating and unforgettable.

Read more about Heather Morris here

Six word synopsis:  Power of love saves Auschwitz Tattooist

 

One comment

  1. This is a novel based on the true story of Lale and Gita Sokolov, two Slovakian Jewish prisoners at Auschwitz. Lale, being able to speak many languages, was given the job of tattooing the numbers on the incoming prisoners, he met Gita when she was in his line to be tattooed and was immediately taken with her.
    Being the tattooist at the camp gave Lale much more freedom of movement then most prisoners and he came upon money and jewels from the murdered Jews to get food to keep other prisoners alive.
    Lale was so brave, he took many risks, could have been killed at any time if caught, but his strong determination for the survival of he and Gita was above all else.

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