The Tattooist of Auschwitz is a Holocaust love story. It is based on the true story of Lale and Gita Sokolov, two Slovakian Jews who were two ordinary people living in an extraordinary time deprived of their freedom, their dignity, their families, and even their names replaced by numbers, and how they survived Auschwitz concentration camp in 1942.
This is their story, a story of beauty, hope, courage and survival against the odds. A story about the love between two young people destined to be together. Their hidden romance in the most difficult of conditions proves that love conquers all. Not for the vast majority of prisoners, but in this specific case. This book provides great description of the living hell they went through. It demonstrates the heartbreak, the pain, the torture they had to endure. It also shows finding love, patience, and most important staying humble and putting yourself before others in such detrimental times. It is a must read.
Similar Books: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne
By Khushi S (9-6)