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Tattooist of Auschwitz
Tattooist of Auschwitz | Heather Morris
The #1 International BestsellerThis beautiful, illuminating tale of hope and courage is based on interviews that were conducted with Holocaust survivor and Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist Ludwig (Lale) Sokolov--an unforgettable love story in the midst of atrocity."The Tattooist of Auschwitz is an extraordinary document, a story about the extremes of human behavior existing side by side: calculated brutality alongside impulsive and selfless acts of love. I find it hard to imagine anyone who would not be drawn in, confronted and moved. I would recommend it unreservedly to anyone, whether they'd read a hundred Holocaust stories or none."--Graeme Simsion, internationally-bestselling author of The Rosie ProjectIn April 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work as a Ttowierer (the German word for tattooist), tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners.Imprisoned for over two and a half years, Lale witnesses horrific atrocities and barbarism--but also incredible acts of bravery and compassion. Risking his own life, he uses his privileged position to exchange jewels and money from murdered Jews for food to keep his fellow prisoners alive.One day in July 1942, Lale, prisoner 32407, comforts a trembling young woman waiting in line to have the number 34902 tattooed onto her arm. Her name is Gita, and in that first encounter, Lale vows to somehow survive the camp and marry her.A vivid, harrowing, and ultimately hopeful re-creation of Lale Sokolov's experiences as the man who tattooed the arms of thousands of prisoners with what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust, The Tattooist of Auschwitz is also a testament to the endurance of love and humanity under the darkest possible conditions.
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suzie.reads
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I have wanted to read this for so long and I have got to say I was very disappointed. I just didn't like the style of writing, which is such a shame because the story should have been amazing. I found there to be very little emotion which is strange for a true story that was so harrowing.
#ReadingEurope2020 #Poland 🇵🇱 (20th country)

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I totally agree... 10h
suzie.reads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks glad I wasn't the only one. So many amazing reviews on Goodreads I thought I'd missed something 😆 10h
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Morsie
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It was an awesome read
I loved it 😍
This is one of the best books I‘ve read and I really think if you like true story‘s you would love it ❤️

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AvidReader25
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I had no idea this was based on the life of a real couple. Their story is an incredible one of survival against all odds during WWII. It‘s not a perfect book, but the fact that it‘s based on the author‘s real interviews makes it particularly powerful. Lale and Gita‘s story fills you with hope for the moments of kindness that people can show in the midst of despair.

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Shamzi
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There r some awful,dreadful stories in this one,but what I love is those stories are part of the narrative & not the narrative itself.This book is the story of Lale Sokolov, his life in the concentration camp.The writer shows a stark contrast b/w barbarism &bravery,atrocities &compassion.
Everyone should read this book,everyone should learn of the harrowing life the prisoners lived,how they were bound by hope during the darkest days of history

rsteve388 This book stuck with me...it was just in my brain for a long time. I am happy they got together in the end but shortly after reading this I got engaged and started to think.."if you meet your partner in a concentration camp... What lie do you tell to friends and family who ask"So, How did you meet?" Like that's a common question I mean at least here in the states and it just hit me like a railroad... Wild. 1w
Shamzi @rsteve388 that's an interesting point, I didn't think of it. I was just really happy that they were together in the end. 1w
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Shamzi
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Yes, they were HEROES!!

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Shamzi
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My next read, I feel like this is going to be a tough one!!!

ElaineR My Mum reads about 1 book a year and she devoured this (and the sequel) in a couple of days. Needless to say it's now on my list. Anything that gets her to read is good in my opinion! 2w
Shamzi @ElaineR what's the sequel? 2w
ElaineR @Shamzi Cilka's Journey. Think I've tagged it (maybe - I'm still learning). 😁 2w
Shamzi @ElaineR That's very interesting, I'll add it to my list, thank you!! Her story is also quite shocking!! 2w
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Started my next read on my commute to work this morning! The subject matter will likely be difficult, but I‘ve heard great things about the book! Also, thank you @AmyK1 for this bookmark ☺️

AmyK1 You‘re welcome! 😊 2w
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InnerSavvy
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A good historical fiction about the holocaust. It did not draw me into the characters like some books do but still good.

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MrB1
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Simply written and an amazing account of an amazing life. Really makes your problems seem like nothing.

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MatchlessMarie
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Here are some books in progress I am going to focus on finishing this weekend. #alternate24in48

Librarybelle Good luck! 3w
ferskner I love the variety! 3w
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britt_brooke
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⭐️⭐️ WWII fiction is just not my favorite. It‘s such an oversaturated market, and too many liberties and inconsistencies leave me craving nonfiction accounts. That said, Lale‘s survival story is indeed fascinating. It‘s unfortunate that Morris‘s basic writing style did not emotionally do it justice, desperately lacking description and character depth.

#bookclubbook

Becker Same experience. I actually put it down after a few pages because the writing was not to my liking. But so many people have loved it so it must have a great story. 1mo
britt_brooke @Becker That‘s the bummer about it. It‘s a great story and should be told, but this was the wrong style. Idk. It was very robotic. 1mo
That-Bookish-Hiker I feel the same way about the writing but I loved the story so I gave it a 5 star review. I read the extra stuff in the back which added more to the story but it felt like it was more about the author‘s experience with Lale which disappointed me a little. 1mo
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Cathythoughts I have not been drawn to this book... 1mo
britt_brooke @That-Bookish-Hiker It is a great story, so I understand why you liked it. I was torn about the back stuff, too. 1mo
britt_brooke @Cathythoughts I wasn‘t planning to read it, but some friends roped me into a book club. 😆 1mo
ljuliel I think they‘ve about beat this topic to death in historical fiction in the past couple of years. Not that‘s it‘s not important to learn about, but there are other topics that could be of interest. There aren‘t very many on WW 1 , which is a shame. We need to learn more about it also. (edited) 1mo
britt_brooke @ljuliel Yes, agree! 1mo
JulAnna @ljuliel I agree wholeheartedly! Last year I did try to find some good historical fiction about WW1. One that I enjoyed was 1mo
britt_brooke @JulAnna Thank you for the rec! 1mo
KatieDid927 After public criticism about this work from the actual Auschwitz Museum themselves, it became clear that this is not a book I would ever read. 1mo
britt_brooke @KatieDid927 Yep. That didn‘t help my mindset going in. I knew I wasn‘t going to like it. 1mo
ljuliel @britt_brooke @JulAnna I read this one many years ago, and highly enjoyed it. Very little romance stuff, just the story of a soldier‘s different challenges throughout the war. It sounds boring, but it was very good, and almost adventuresome to some extent. Weird word for it, but it‘s hard to describe it. I thought it was highly interesting. (edited) 1mo
JulAnna @ljuliel thanks for the recommendation, it looks really interesting, stacked! 1mo
britt_brooke @ljuliel Thanks for the rec! 1mo
AmyK1 I felt the same way about this one. 1mo
youneverarrived I didn‘t like it much either 🤷‍♀️ 1mo
britt_brooke @AmyK1 @youneverarrived Happy it‘s not just me! 1mo
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@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

As I'm using this book for #genocide #booked2020 & that Cilka's Journey is causing a lot of discussion I thought I'd share a couple of stories from the guide we had at Theresienstadt.

Cinfhen Even the treatment that continued after the war was over was horrible 😔 1mo
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That-Bookish-Hiker
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A true story about a holocaust survivor and Auschwitz tattooist, Lale Sokolov.

This story of love growing from the ugliest place in the world is truly amazing. I can‘t believe that Lale and Gita were able to find each other, survive, and fall in love while it‘s all happening. It‘s a little jarring seeing such a beautiful thing take place side by side with evil but the author did a great job writing Lale and Gita‘s love.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Cinfhen I was surprised by how much this “ love story” moved me 😭😭😭 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Cinfhen as much as I love HF this one didn‘t do it for me... idk why 🤷🏼‍♀️ 1mo
Cinfhen I know, I was so surprised by that @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I would have thought you‘d love this one!!?!??!! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Cinfhen I didn‘t!! I think it was her writing. Idk!! I felt like I was reading a middle school book 🤷🏼‍♀️ 1mo
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Kshakal
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This book was so good and it blows my mind that it was #basedonatruestory ! #auldlangreads @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

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That-Bookish-Hiker
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“Nations can threaten other nations. They have power , they have militaries. How can a race that is spread out across multiple countries be considered a threat?”

Butterfinger So poignant and heartbreaking. 1mo
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Dcueto
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Finished the audio for “The Witches of New York” (fun but hard to follow in audio format). Up next is this!

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Come-read-with-me
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People who do not learn from history are bound to repeat it. A dire portrait of the plight of people caught up in the horror of WW2. Morris produces a fictionalized account of the life of Lale, the tattooist at the infamous prison camp. Inside the camp there were tales of inhuman cruelty but also moments that honour the unflinching hope of the human spirit. Excellent companion piece to Clika‘s‘s Journey. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Eggs Nice review! Just read it 1mo
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Singout
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I enjoyed this--if one can say that about a book about the Holocaust--although I did read and appreciate the critiques re how Morris deviated from the facts. It brings to life one man's experience, and I was particularly intrigued by how it dealt with the tension between surviving and not wishing to “collaborate.“

I listened to the audiobook, and appreciated the reader's gravita gift with varying accents.

#Booked2020 #Genocide

4thhouseontheleft Great review! 1mo
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wen4blu
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Finishing the weekend with a somber read.

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britt_brooke
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📖👀🏀 Here‘s my new reading view. My boys are both playing basketball now for the first time. They needed some physical activity between fall and spring soccer. Proud of them. They had fun!

#bookclubbook

Leftcoastzen Wow , always growing and changing . 2mo
britt_brooke @Leftcoastzen It‘s crazy how fast it happens. 💚 They are 5 (almost 6) and 7.5 now. When I joined Litsy, they were 2 and 4. 2mo
bookishnerd I just read this book and am currently reading the sequel. Good books! 2mo
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Hollie I wanted to love this one so much, but I was so irritated at the historical inaccuracy. The places she chose to use “creative license” were easily researchable down to getting the MC‘s name right and his number right. https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/books/2018/dec/07/the-tattooist... 2mo
britt_brooke @Hollie If not for book club, I would‘ve skipped this one. The inaccuracies usually put me off WWII fiction. Thank you for the link! I‘ve also heard the real family isn‘t too pleased that she wrote a sequel. 2mo
britt_brooke @bookishnerd Good to hear! 2mo
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bookishnerd
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My first completed novel of 2020! It was a #bookopoly pick when I landed on Historical Fiction. Historical fiction used to be a main genre for me, but I have definitely slowed down with it. I always like WWI/WWII books. So, I bought this and it probably would have sat on my shelves if not for #bookopoly. Really good book! I definitely recommend it. I ended up listening to it on audio and the audio was great! Read this!

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britt_brooke
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My high school friends have roped me into a book club (via fb group) and this is our first read. The 8 of us live in 4 different cities, but within about a 2-hour radius of each other, so we‘ll meet up in person occasionally.

I‘m a weirdo about book clubs, but I love these ladies so I‘m in! I‘ve avoided holocaust fiction for a while, but I know this is well-loved, so I‘m looking forward to it.

#bookclubbook

Suet624 I‘m a weirdo about book clubs too. 2mo
britt_brooke @Suet624 👯‍♀️ I‘m glad it‘s not just me. I‘m often not a fan of typical book club books. And I get really frustrated when members don‘t complete the reading. My expectations are too high, I guess. 😬😆 2mo
Scochrane26 I just joined a book club at my library last feb. I liked this book. I try not to read much ww2 fiction, but so many people had recommended it. 2mo
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Suet624 I have trouble speaking if there are more than 2 other people in a group. It has to do with my upbringing. Add introvert to that and I‘m just not great at joining a book club. 2mo
CoverToCoverGirl I‘ve been approached a few times to join several local book clubs but I always decline — I just don‘t want to read books I‘m not interested in. 2mo
BryanaB I just bought this today!! 2mo
BiblioLitten I have never been in a book club. And I have avoided WW books for a while too. 2mo
britt_brooke @Scochrane26 I read a bunch of WWII fiction a few years ago and had to take a break. I really prefer nonfiction holocaust accounts. 2mo
britt_brooke @CoverToCoverGirl Yes, that‘s part of my issue, too. But on the other hand, I want to force some of my picks on them, ha! Someone else chose this book, but it‘s short, so even if I don‘t like it, it won‘t take much time. 2mo
britt_brooke @BryanaB Hope you enjoy! I‘m one chapter in and it‘s decent so far. 2mo
britt_brooke @BiblioLitten I read several WWII books a few years ago and needed a breather. 2mo
Scochrane26 @britt_brooke @CoverToCoverGirl At my book club, the librarian chooses what we will read, & so far, they‘ve all been good choices. Some I liked better, a few were favorites of last yr. I attended another book club for a short time & was frustrated because the members chose the book, which took too long to decide & usually wasn‘t one I wanted to read. I‘ve enjoyed having a few people to discuss certain books with. 2mo
CoverToCoverGirl @britt_brooke @Scochrane26 That‘s why I truly love Litsy buddy reads - you can choose only what catches your attention. I have frequent #BlameItOnLitsy reads, many of them books I might not otherwise have ever chosen. 2mo
britt_brooke @CoverToCoverGirl Same here! Buddy reads are nice because you can just jump in for a book, but it‘s not necessarily a monthly commitment. Plus, it is fun discussing books with other mega book worms. 💚🐛 2mo
britt_brooke @Scochrane26 I like the idea of a librarian choosing. Our plan is for members to throw out a few suggestions and then take a vote. We chose this one because one person suggested it and another girl was already reading it. 2mo
BryanaB @britt_brooke Just saw your comment 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️ Hope you‘re still enjoying it, or enjoyed it if you finished lol!! 1mo
britt_brooke @BryanaB I don‘t love it, but it‘s fine. It‘s a good book club choice. What did you think? Are you finished? 1mo
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mgdenmark
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Devastatingly beautiful. This novel demonstrates a hope that exceeds understanding. Perseverance and endurance at its finest. It goes to show the mind (and love) if a powerful thing.

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megnews
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Why I read this: book club

What can I say about this book that others haven‘t already? A tribute to Lale & Gita, true overcomers.
I look forward to reading about Cilka‘s journey in the sequel.

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Well written. Horrific. An absolute classic. Of course, I'm probably the last person in Litsy Land to read this book! What a way to end the year.

Itchyfeetreader Nope I haven‘t read it yet... it‘s on the mountainous TBR ! 2mo
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bookishnerd
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Having finished Tunnel of Bones yesterday, I could pick another book. (I do audio and a physical book). This time in my Bookopoly roll I got historical fiction. I went with TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ. I am curious about that one. #bookopoly #currentlyreading

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Coleen_Nieto
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Books set during the holocaust are at once intriguing and horrific. This book was no exception. I appreciated the perspective in this book where real people did what they had to in order to survive. I also found the fact that this was based on real people so interesting. I plan to read Cilkas Journey, but I don't know if my heart can take it so soon after this book.

Follow.my.read I have the same mug!!! My favorite mug!!!! 2mo
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erinjohns
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Exquisitely beautiful story of hate, love, cruelity, and survival. Hauntingly disturbing and romantic...it will tattoo your heart with the true horrors of humanity.

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Coleen_Nieto
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Happy Sunday!

tpixie Great candle! And I enjoyed the book!! 2mo
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Shannon182
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I wanted to read it again as soon as I had read the final page.

Itchyfeetreader This is the best review of all to read. This is high in my list when I get home 2mo
rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon 2mo
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Coleen_Nieto
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Next up!

Jerdencon Hope you had a great Christmas! Will email you soon! 😀 2mo
Coleen_Nieto @Jerdencon I hope you had a great Christmas too! I've been thinking about you. I hope everything is good! 2mo
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BlazinHoney
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My heart 💔 my first book on this horrific time in history, powerful and especially moving 😭

Caroline2 https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/oct/03/cilkas-journey-heather-morris-sequ.... You might want to read this article though. The family are suing the author. 😲 2mo
BlazinHoney @Caroline2 ohhhhh WOW, that‘s crazy and really unfortunate 😳🤯 2mo
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That-Bookish-Hiker
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The husband and I did the whole Christmas thing this morning since we will be in Utah for Christmas and we didn‘t want to pack the gifts we got each other.

I got a lot of bookish gifts! These books and a gift card to Powell‘s were among the favorites lol.

Hope everyone has a lovely Sunday! I‘ll be watching A Christmas Story all day. 😊

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Another heartbreaking WWII novel, this one made all the more so by being based on a true story. Lake and Gita meet and fall in love in Auschwitz, surrounded by the horrors of a Nazi death camp. Overall, a quick but powerful read.

megnews Getting ready to start this for January book club. 2mo
Kaila-ann @megnews I enjoyed it but it‘s heartbreaking to think that these events happened to real people. 2mo
megnews Yeah, I started to pick it up this week but I think I need to get through the holiday first. So sad. 2mo
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Tough read, as is anything to do with this subject. Bitter sweet. I had know idea this was based on a true story. #56 #2019

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kricheal
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Starting this next on #overdrive #currentlylistening

Cinfhen Get your tissues!!! Really!!!!!! 2mo
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Bono394
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Day 15:
The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris. Such a beautiful story.

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ads0123
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Just finished this #TBRread and it gutted me. What so many people went through was so horrific. I‘m glad Lale and Gita were able to find each other even in the worst possible circumstances.

#WinterGames #TeamFestivus

wanderinglynn Well done. 16 pts. 2mo
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CBee
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It‘s difficult, I think for anyone, to say that they “like” a book such as this. I am a better person for having read it, and will treasure the story of Lale and Gita.
♥️🍀♥️🍀

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The twinkling of stars overhead is no longer a comfort. They merely remind him of the chasm between what life can be & what it is now. ... He always used to feel comforted by the heavenly roof of the night sky. 𝘚𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦, 𝘮𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘪𝘴 𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘢𝘮𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘳𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘸 & 𝘸𝘰𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘐 𝘢𝘮. 𝘐 𝘩𝘰𝘱𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘨𝘦𝘵 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘵 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯 𝘐 𝘤𝘢𝘯.

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It's hard not to give anything less then a 5⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐. I have read countless of Holocaust stories and each time my heart breaks in pieces. I loved how this fiction story which was written about something so horrible included something so beautiful like a love story.

KristenDuck Love this one 3mo
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⭐⭐⭐⭐ A heartbreakingly sad and amazing story.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty photo 💛💛 3mo
kplovesbooks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Isn't it?? I stole it off Instagram. 😂 3mo
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lindsay_ann
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I had to take most of the day to digest this. The way the author describes Lale's experiences makes you feel his pain in a visceral way. It was a highly impactful read, and I'm looking forward to reading the related Cilka's Journey soon.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💖📖💖 3mo
Lauraandherbooks Welcome to Litsy!!! 3mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 3mo
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megnews Amazing the vast resilience of some in the depths of adversity and despair 4mo
kplovesbooks @megnews So true! 3mo
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nichollinlove
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This incredible and true story brings an entirely fresh set of eyes to what I have typically read of the Holocaust. Lale's unique position, at the very least, probably saved his life. His accounts of what was happening in both camps he worked in coupled with his love for not just her but just about every other person he came into contact with made for a deeply moving story of human spirit and tenacity.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Finished this book in three days. I gave it four stars because some of the wording was hard to understand. It is the story of a Holocaust Survivor and his experience in the prison camp from horrible beatings to finding love Some of the story is gut wrenching and is so incredibly sad to read. It makes you wonder how anyone can be so cruel and heartless.

Jee_HookedOnBookz Totally agree with your review! ❤️ 4mo
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‘‘I couldn‘t love you if you did. They were your family , I know that. I know it‘s a strange thing for me to say, but you will honour them by staying alive, surviving this place and telling the world what happened here.‘"

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lindsay_ann

Holy moly, I knew this would be an intense read...but this is making me nauseous in a "this is horrific but you NEED to know it" kind of way. I had to put it down to start my work day, but I'm itching to get back to it.

Kaylamburson I just got a copy of it yesterday. But that is also why I love and hate books about difficult times in history. 4mo
lindsay_ann @Kaylamburson I honestly basically grew up under a rock (my friends joke that I'm Kimmy from Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), so I've been working to become a more informed individual. I spent a few weeks in Berlin, and was so struck by what learned about the Holocaust during my time there, so I immediately went on to Libby and put a hold on this book. It's chilling, but so important to learn about. 4mo
Kaylamburson It's so gutting when you hear about all of these horrendous truths. I'm so glad that you took the next step to learn more and there are soooooo many books about the Holocaust. @Insightsintobooks actually just posted a bunch on her page yesterday that you might want to check out! 4mo
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lindsay_ann @Kaylamburson Thank you, I'll check that out now! 4mo
Lifeisasnap You are right it is so chilling. The things we could only imagine had to be even worse that our brains can fathom. Just wait to read the continuation of one of the back characters- Cilka- in Cilka‘s Journey. I felt worse and hopeful at the same time. It‘s good to become informed I think we should all do more of that. I believe it makes us more empathetic to people. 4mo
Kaylamburson But also, it's crazy how many horrors have happened in our own backyard or are still happening. I just finished reading Damnation Island which is about the history of Roosevelt Island in NYC and so many mentally ill, poor, and jailed were treated terribly. 4mo
Kaylamburson I totally agree, @Lifeisasnap ! Great point. 4mo
lindsay_ann @Lifeisasnap I'm adding that one to my list now. And I completely agree - I feel like the more you know about others' experiences, the more you feel for others, which is so crucial. 4mo
Lifeisasnap I‘ve been reviewing books for #netgalley and it seems ALL the books I‘ve read lately are WWII related. The best, besides the Tattooist of Auschwitz and Cilka‘s Journey, has been about the network that saved Jewish children from the Nazi‘s it was amazing what one woman could do and she saved thousands. Brave people like that inspire me. It‘s called, The Last Train to London by Meg Waite Clayton. I recommend it highly! 4mo
lindsay_ann @Lifeisasnap Thank you, I'll check that one out as well!! 4mo
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Tattooist of Auschwitz | Heather Morris

"You‘re a hero too, my darling. That the two of you have chosen to survive is a type of resistance to these Nazi bastards. Choosing to live is an act of defiance, a form of heroism.‘"

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Historical fiction on the Holocaust.

I'd also recommend Cilkas Journey the sequel to Tattooist of Auschwitz.

#neverforget #neveragain

Kaylamburson I just bought Tattooist on a Kindle Daily Deal earlier this week! 4mo
Insightsintobooks @Kaylamburson it's very moving. 4mo
Kaylamburson I can't wait to read it! 4mo
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