The Tattooist of Auschwitz
by: Heather Morris
Painful, yet beautiful story of love and survival in the most awful circumstances. The book follows the story of Lale, a very smart, resourceful young man that upon arriving the concentration camp and being tattooed with a prisoner number is “saved” to become the tattooist himself. Lale falls in love with Gita, another young prisoner in the woman’s section of the concentration camp. He strives to protect his beloved at all costs while also trying to help others in the camp and stay alive. We see from Lale’s point of view the atrocities behind the Auschwitz concentration camp. He finds himself being considered one of the “lucky” prisoners who reports and works alongside Nazi officer’s every day as the tattooist. The story is a work of fiction based on true events from interviews compiled by the author, Heather Morris, with Lale as one of the survivors of this horrific time in the history of the human race.