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  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz

  • By: Heather Morris
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
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The Tattooist of Auschwitz is based on the true story of Lale and Gita Sokolov, two Slovakian Jews who survived Auschwitz and eventually made their home in Australia. In that terrible place, Lale was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival - literally scratching numbers into his fellow victims' arms in indelible ink to create what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust.

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  • I didn' want it to end (I know that seems ghastly)

  • By Sarah on 30-04-2018


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Reviewed: 07-05-2018

Such an intense story of love that endures unfathomable hardships. So beautifully written and read with a postscript that satisfies the human need for closure. I recommend this book to everyone young and old, if just to help us recognise that our own lives are really not that difficult after all.

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