[Kindle] The Tattooist of Auschwitz AUTHOR Heather Morris
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THAT THE WRITING IS SOPHOMORIC HOWEVERthe writing is sophomoric However do think this is a book that is well suited for young teens as an introduction to this very dark part of history Considering The Tattooist of Auschwitz is a harrowing true story it was truly compelling and utterly unputdownable It s without a doubt one of only a few books that will stay with me a very long time it s that unforgettable and one that eeps you thinking about the story well after you ve put it down Lale Sokolov is a well dressed charming ladies man however he is also a Jew On arrival at Auschwitz in 1942 he immediately stands out to his fellow prisoners who save his life when he takes ill In the camp he is put to work in the privileged position of the Tatowierer the tattooist to mark his fellow prisoners as they arrive in camp One of them is a girl called Gita who captures his heart immediately Given a reason to survive Lale uses his position for the greater good even through struggles and extreme suffering with the hope of one day being with Gita forever outside of the camp Although upsetting saddening and at times uite unimaginable there is such a beautiful love story at the heart of the tale that you can t help smiling at I immediately took to all the real life characters they were excellently portrayed whether good or bad and could imagine the whole true scenario with such clarityThe author Heather Morris took several years to write Lale s story in her book with the input of the main protagonist himself and even becoming a very good friend with him She has ultimately written a story Lale would be very proud of and which tells of his and S Tale Of Wanting To Be #s tale of wanting to through one of the worst and sickening periods of our history with the utmost care and consideration Compassionately written with sensitivity its emotive thought provoking awe inspiring and certainly puts your own everyday problems into perspectiveThis book wasn t as brutal and as hard hitting as some holocaust books I ve read although eually saddening therefore I feel this could be read by slightly younger readers without offending or upsetting I really can t recommend this stunning book highly enough it a definite must read for 2018 and it gets a fantastic 5 stars for a heart wrenching unforgettable read I ll never hear Yiddish againI ll never go to the German Consulate with her againI m gutted reading this book To some I have shared that my family s MA was in Auschwitz everyone called her MA her daughters her grandchildren her great grandchildren her friends etc She used to say I have lost everything that can ever be lost and I have given everything can that ever be given She passed away in 2017 at the age of 95 We just had her headstone unveiling This was probably not the best book for me to read at this time but then again maybe it wasIn the last years of her life I would go with her to the German Consulate to prove she was still alive so she could continue receiving her reparation checks She would get dressed in her best outfit and walk in proudly to announce she was still alive There used to be a long line of survivors waiting to go in the last time I went with her we were the only ones in the waiting room I used to dread going there with her It was a production Days before she would get her hair washed and set the day of she would get up early and do her makeup and fuss over her outfit I would always say why do you 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 eep his fellow prisoners aliveOne 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 Lal. Ress up to go there She would always say I am proud of who I am and tell me not to embarrass her by wearing my schmata and would it ill me to put on a little red lipstick Then she would announce to everyone in the room that #i was her granddaughter now i will never #was her granddaughter Now I will never again Last year we had our first Thanksgiving Hanukkah and Christmas without her I have a half Jewish half Christian family There are not many survivors left in the world which is why I am glad that books like this existTo Save one is to save the worldThis book is based on a true story I always love books based on true stories In many ways I think they are the best ind I also love the pictures of Lale and Gita Sokolov Lale told his story over the course of three years to the Author Lale became the Tatowierer Tattooist of Auschwitz and Birkenau Being the tattooist gives him special perks rations better sleeping conditions ability to move around the camp freely He also was able to exchange the money and prized possessions of those who died in the gas chambers for food and medicine He was generous and provided for many He saved lives and I wonder how many survived due to him acuiring medicine and extra food for them While giving a tattoo he meets Gita and feels an instant attraction to her This book is not only a book about survival during the bleakest of times it is about triumph of the human spirit about being pushed to the breaking point but never breaking about love about compassion for others about hope about losing your faith and about never losing your faith It also shows brutality hatred and evil but what I hope people take away is the compassion strength dignity and resilience that Lale and so many others named in this book showed This book is about a lot of things but mainly one man s inner strength which allowed him to go on to never give up to have compassion for others who risked his life many times to help others During the darkest times there will always be those who shine and Lale Sokolov was one of thoseLike many survivors Lale and Gita moved around until they found their place in Australia began a family and lead a happy and successful life Lale proved to have nine lives and I was happy to see that he was able to prosper and be reconnected with Gita after the war I thought this book was well written and I was sucked me into Lale s world Although there are scenes of violence and murderkillings they are not incredibly graphic With any book dealing with the Holocaust you now it is going to be sad and scenes are going pull at your heartstrings This one will as well I think most will really enjoy this book "and hopefully learn a few things for instance "hopefully learn a few things For instance always thought the tattoos were put on using crude tattoo machinesguns similar to the one used when I got a tattoo I was wrong My family member never talked about it I wonder did Lale give Ma her tattoo Who Plato and Parmenides: Parmenides' Way of Truth and Plato's Parmenides knowsI think reading the Author s note at the end of the book is beneficial Again there are pictures of Lale and Gita there It was nice to put faces with the names When reading books such as this I think most readers will wonder could they have survived I believe most of us will nevernow what we are capable of until we are placed to the test God willing none of us are ever placed to this test45 starsI received a copy of this book from Bonner Publishing Australia and NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewSee of my reviews at wwwopenbookpostco. E vows to somehow survive the camp and marry herA vivid harrowing and ultimately hopeful re creation of Lale Sokolov's experiences as the man who tattooed the arms of thousands of prisoners with what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust The Tattooist of Auschwitz is also a testament to the endurance of love and humanity under the darkest possible conditio.
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MORNING IT IS A GOOD DAYit is a good day was a really tough novel to read I mean obviously it is set in Auschwtiz it was hardly going to be a walk in the parkI don t think I uite prepared myself or wasn t able to entirely remove myself from the novel so became completely invested and because of this it absolutely tore me apartBased on a true story Lale uses his education and Il metodo dell'ovulazione. Atlante knowledge of languages to get himself a job as the Tatowierer after each Jewish family must volunteer one young male for work This work turns out to be the concentration camps on Auschwitz and Birkenau We witness first hand the atrocities Lale sees happen and also the cruelty and torture he endures at the hands of the Nazi s Despitenowing this was a memoir of sorts and that Lale would eventually escape I was still terrified when reading this Books like this need to be published and read as I think that despite everyone nowing what the Holocaust was I think people might be in danger of forgetting just how truly horrifying it was and the lowest depths of humanityThough not always 100% gripping I feel that it added to storytelling Not everyday was filled with violence some days nothing happened at all and the prisoners whiled away the days too starved or beaten to really do anything Non fiction books aren t always designed to be enthralling and for me this story s purpose was for education and the sharing of someone s past rather than to simply entertain the readerI ve seen a few reviews commenting on the writing #style how it is written uite factually rather than emotionally and to be honest I do agree It is written as #how it is written uite factually rather than emotionally and to be honest I do agree It is written as timeline than a novel There is a lot of focus on the romance where I would have rather had info on the other prisonersconditions etc But I understand it was done this way because it is the couple s story to tell I just would have preferred detail in other places view spoiler For example how he was able to find Gita so uickly at the end He just turned up at the train station and she just got off Is that actually how easily it happened I would have liked to have seen a bit of his research into how he new she would be there Or was it literally just fate hide spoiler I recall as a child accompanying one or the other of my parents to our family jeweler countless times It seemed as if some piece always needed to be repaired or purchased for one occasion or another For my tenth birthday I received a small sapphire and diamond ring which was too large and needed to be resized One day after school off we went to see Marty and Irv It was an unseasonably warm fall day and Irv had his shirtsleeves rolled up When he placed his arm on the glass countertop I saw the tattooed numbers on his arm for the very first time I felt also for the first time a cold clenching my stomach That very day at the age of ten I had watched Night and Fog as part of my fifth grade curriculum and my physical reaction was the painful shock of recognition It was disturbing to me that this ind and gentle man had been subjected to and survived the death camps I was raised to be a polite child so I didn t say anything but I do remember having a serious conversation with my mother about it on our way homeThis experience which is still so vivid to me is one of the many reasons I find it difficult to rate based on true accounts about the holocaust What I will say about this book is that it tells a story of hope amid 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 prisonersImprisoned for than two and a half years Lale witnesses horrific atrocities and barbarism. .