Missy's Reviews > The Tattooist of Auschwitz
The Tattooist of Auschwitz
Dec 24, 2017
This is definitely a 5 star book! I so love books like this. The book is about Lale Sokolov and how be became the head tattooist of Aushwitz and his wife Gita, whom he met there. The terror, horror, and holding my breath, oh goodness. This book was from a different angle, not just a prisoner, but someone who actually worked for the SS within the camp. Each time the SS guards or Dr. Mengele would come by his table to inspect his work you could not help but squint your eyes to see if he made out ok. You can feel the tension between the SS guards and Lale and Leon when that happens. When Lale falls in love with Gita, you can see and feel the attraction, love, and sincerity. There are a couple of times (I don't want to spoil too much) you gasp and tear up. Because of circumstances Lale and Gita are separated. In the end you feel the happiness that they eventually find each other. I did feel the end when they find each other kind of rushed, I wish it would have been a little longer. This book keeps you on your toes and you cannot keep from turning the pages to see what happens next. I liked how she gave the description of the camp and how it was separated, where everyone lived and worked. The epilogue to the book really brought it full circle for me, hearing about Lale's parents was heartbreaking. This is a book I would definitely recommend to anyone, it is a great eyeopener to those that do not read a lot about the holocaust or do not know a lot about it.
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