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Publisher Description


For readers of Schindler's List, The Man Who Broke into Auschwitz and The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas comes a heart-breaking story of the very best of humanity in the very worst of circumstances.

I tattooed a number on her arm. She tattooed her name on my heart.

In 1942, Lale Sokolov arrived in Auschwitz-Birkenau. He was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival - scratching numbers into his fellow victims' arms in indelible ink to create what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust.

Waiting in line to be tattooed, terrified and shaking, was a young girl. For Lale - a dandy, a jack-the-lad, a bit of a chancer - it was love at first sight. And he was determined not only to survive himself, but to ensure this woman, Gita, did, too.

So begins one of the most life-affirming, courageous, unforgettable and human stories of the Holocaust: the love story of the tattooist of Auschwitz.


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'Extraordinary - moving, confronting and uplifting . . . I recommend it unreservedly' Greame Simsion

'A moving and ultimately uplifting story of love, loyalties and friendship amidst the horrors of war . . . It's a triumph.' Jill Mansell

'A sincere . . . moving attempt to speak the unspeakable' Sunday Times

Fiction & Literature
January 11
Bonnier Publishing Fiction

Customer Reviews

clarebell1 ,

The Tattooistof Auschwitz, a story of survival, love and terrible loss!

I really enjoyed this book. It was easy to read but for obvious reasons, it was difficult to comprehend what people had to endure. It is an amazing story of survival and how one man had the willingness to endure through, and all for love. Love is truly powerful!

amyb0711 ,

Goodnight Lale ❤️❤️

First read of 2019 back in January and I still haven’t forgotten Lale - beautiful story and a harrowing tale that will stay with me forever!

KittyBlingMC ,

Highly recommend

It’s an amazing book! Full of twist, turns and unexpected scenarios. Great for people who love history as well as romance. Breath taking.

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