The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
Published by Bonnier Publishing Australia
Published on September 4th 2018
A compelling, heart wrenching true story surrounding a man thrust into the center of the holocaust, The Tattooist of Auschwitz is a brilliant recounting of one mans journey. “To save one is to save the world,” a powerful statement made many times throughout this story.
I started homeschooling my nine year old daughter back in May and we started with a unit study on the Holocaust. We have stumbled across several books that have been around for years and a few new ones. I always read them first to make sure they are age appropriate. While this particular book may not be suited for her, but for an adult…absolutely.
Heather Morris beautifully delivers the story of Lale Sokolov and the events surrounding his time in Auschwitz. She spent several years talking with him and making sure his story was told without bias and held true to history and memory.
I can’t say much more about this book except that if you have the stomach for the horrifying events of the holocaust, take a chance on this story. The writing is brilliant, moves quickly and will keep you invested. It was impossible to put down as I really had to know what fate held for Lale.
I was offered a copy of this book from LibraryThing in exchange for my honest review.