Book Review – The Tattooist Of Auschwitz

The Tattooist Of Auschwitz by Heather Morris (Zaffre) ISBN 9781785763656

Book Review – The Tattooist Of Auschwitz

It is not common to find love in the midst of war, human rights abuse and abominable conditions. This is the true story of a man who met the love of his life while being forced to tattoo her number on her arm at Auschwitz during the Holocaust.

The love story between Lale and Gita spanned three years of near-death experiences and horrific sights and losses at the hands of the Nazis. The fact that they survived against the odds and were then married for over 50 years is testament to their commitment to one another, and continued the belief from the darkest days in the concentration camp that they would one day share a free life of love together.

The author, Healther Morris, became very close to Lale, who only decided to write the book when Gita passed away. It took three years – and then when the book was complete, he went to join her.

The Tattooist Of Auschwitz is a fascinating story of how love and determination triumphs over evil.

Amanda Blankfield-Koseff