The Tattooist of Auschwitz (by Heather Morris) … how would you feel if you were assigned the job as tattooist of your peers?

This was a very moving story about the Holocaust. I have read many books about this horrendous time in history, bu it was difficult to see things from the viewpoint of the person who was chosen to serve as the tattooer of the individuals who were forced to exist in the Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps. Lale’s gift of being able to speak many languages allowed him to “enjoy a better life” in the camp.

The author does a good job of telling Lale and Gita’s stories, allowing a glimpse into the strength they possessed and how they were determined to survive the atrocities many experienced during Hitler’s reign of terror. I was touched and my heart ached many times as I became entranced in their story.

I would encourage everyone to read the acknowledgments, the author’s notes, etc. at the end of the book. This insight will be very inspirational.

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