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by Morris, Heather

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TitleThe Tattooist of Auschwitz
Author / Responsible partyMorris, Heather
GenreHistorical fiction, War stories.
TopicsHistorical fiction, War stories. Tattoo artists -- Fiction. Auschwitz (Concentration camp) -- Fiction. Man-woman relationships -- Fiction. Biographical fiction.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


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, Lale 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 Tätowierer – 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 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 heart-wrenching, illuminating, and unforgettable.

Additional Information

System control numberE14183
Original Print PublisherUnited Kingdom : Echo publishing, 2018
NarratorNarrated by Suzanne O'Mahony and Recorded by Susie Punch.
Narrator NameNarrated by Suzanne O'Mahony and Recorded by Susie Punch.
Participant or performer noteNarrated by Suzanne O'Mahony and Recorded by Susie Punch.
Contains Strong/Coarse languageStrong language
Narrators GenderFemale narrator
Contains Violent ContentGraphic Violence