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The Tattooist of Auschwitz
The Tattooist of Auschwitz | Heather Morris
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Thewanderer92
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Amandakay
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Heartbreaking

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ReaderLiz
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This is an incredible read. Although I knew what happened in the concentration camps, this first hand account is totally shocking. It is so totally incomprehensible what happened and what is described, yet this book brings to life some of the events which went on and how some went out of their way to help.... others went out of their way to make events worse. A must read. We must not forget!

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🎧 I realize I just read The Nightingale ... this is another really touching book. You‘ll cry. I loved it. It‘s also a relatively short book that always has something going on so it seems to fly by. Highly recommended. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

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Ooooohhhh, what a story! I've just finished this amazing book last night. To know that this strong, courageous & lucky couple have lived in my hometown since before I was born has made me feel so much more connected to this story. A truly amazing recount from their time in Auschwitz to their way home & ever after days since the end of war. I have just listened to the audiobook but I want to read the words themselves so I've borrowed the ebook

rustoryhuf This book hurt my soul, but I loved it so much. Our book club is discussing this in a few months and I can‘t wait. 2d
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This book does live up to the hype. I‘m not usually into the WW2 book genre but had heard so much about this one. My friend lent me her copy & said she loved it. While this was still traumatizing because of the horrific events, I appreciated that the story wasn‘t as graphic as others I‘ve read & focused on hope, survival, and love.

Scochrane26 Also, this is my 68th book this yr, which was my total for 2018. Looking back through GR, I went from 45-50 before 2017, then 68-70 in 2017 & 2018. Not sure what that means, that maybe I have reduced my social interactions or read more audio? I know this yr it‘s due to not working for 3 mths, not traveling much, & not watching much tv lately. And maybe not enough social interaction 😂 1w
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1. Finally got on the bandwagon & started the tagged book. Also listening to The Hollow of Fear.
2. Both.
3. “It doesn‘t matter. Just remember, we are here to keep our families safe at home.”
@rachelsbrittain #weekendreads

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Awful. Completely unrealistic. Sorry, but if you've read anything about Aushwitz, or other extermination camps, you'd see this book is not at all plausible.

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Eeyore031370
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So heartbreaking but such a good book!!!

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Curiouser_and_curiouser
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This book has been on my tbr list for a while. I decided to begin listening to the audiobook last night and this all too true story sounds like a living nightmare! Actually I had nightmares all during the night after I fell asleep with it playing on my headphones. This is so extremely sad.
Horrific decisions, acts and conditions. I hope this is never repeated in human times again.

Curiouser_and_curiouser Since I began reading this riveting story I had trouble picturing the concentration camps described, so I had a quick look on YouTube for some footage or photos of the camps as it's been a while since I've seen anything to do with the holocaust. Well I stumbled across some survivor stories & I couldn't stop listening to these people & their stories. Tonight im watching Schindler's List, I first saw this movie 26 years ago, so many questions..... 2w
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Creadnorthey
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Really more like a 3 1/2 stars- the writing is nothing special, and at times down right clunky. It might however be difficult to justify flowery language or singular detail with the stark events retold. And the events are riveting. For me this is not new ground but a new perspective.

EKonrad Completely agree! 2w
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HazeltheDog
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A fast read of a true story about two people who find love in of all places Auschwitz. The writing is short, choppy and never really comes together with deep meaning. The author is a screenwriter therefore, to me it reads like a movie that has a time constraint and no time to develop a great story or ending.

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Myshelfawareness
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This book was very insightful and interesting. If you are interested or fascinated by history then this is most definitely the book for you! I came across this book because a friend told me they were gonna read it next and so we read it together. I couldn't stomach to read it again but I learned a lot from this book. 📖📖📖📖📖

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Squidonland

How can a race spread out across multiple countries be considered a threat? For as long as he lives, be it short or long, he knows he will never comprehend this.

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Clwojick Oooo I love your nails! 4w
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“ To Save One, Is To Save Mankind “.

This was a powerful book!
♥️📚♥️

thewallflower0707 I heard a lot about this book! But I think it is important to mention that the @/AuschwitzMuseum twitter account has pointed out the several factual errors in this book. 4w
tpixie @thewallflower0707 thanks!! For info!! I bet it was due to poetic license since it‘s a novel or maybe even Lole‘s memory. But I‘m sure the Auschwitz Museum wants to keep things as factual as possible. 4w
tpixie @thewallflower0707 I really did enjoy the story this and the Alice network have been my favorite books lately. I want to read the huntress next because there‘s a cameo of one of my favorite characters from the Alice network in there 4w
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And there goes another one that has me crying as I‘m finishing up. I try to read a lot about WW2 - fiction and nonfiction - because I never want to forget about the things my country has done. There is no use in pretending like there isn‘t any dark history there. But it never gets any easier to read about it. Cilka is waiting as one of my #netgalley books so that one will be up soon. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

tpixie I just finished this this morning. I need to read Cilka‘s story!! 4w
IvoryLunatic @tpixie I have a couple of other books I need to read first but then Cilka's will be up for me! 4w
tpixie @IvoryLunatic that TBR list is never- ending! 4w
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Dentist reading. Waiting on a crown 👸 ugh.

Suet624 Ugh 1mo
Jensol77 Awesome book. 1mo
Mdargusch I hate getting crowns. Good luck! 1mo
wanderinglynn Ugh, no fun. Best wishes for an easy procedure. 💚 1mo
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Reading early because I can‘t sleep due to nausea. Moving on to my next library book that came in the middle of the #NetGalley #reviewathon. I‘m pretty sure another one is coming off my hold list soon too and while I‘m super excited for that one, I hate that they‘re interrupting my catching up on galleys.

Twainy It‘s the worst when suddenly the evenly spaced books on hold start closing ranks & you still have several you waited months for on loan and a bunch already on loan at Hoopla! Thank you library for keeping me stocked in books! I hope you feel better 🤗 1mo
IvoryLunatic @Twainy right! I was way down the list in two of these but the library must‘ve gotten extra copies while I was waiting because I wasn‘t expecting these for a while longer. 1mo
tpixie Hope you‘re feeling better! I just finished this book this morning. I absolutely loved it. Can‘t wait to discuss it at book 📚 club tonight 4w
tpixie Lol well you know I just finished this book because of the other text but I do hope you‘re feeling better!! 4w
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My book haul for the day!

tpixie ♥️♥️♥️ 4w
tpixie I just finished the tattooist and loved it but that children‘s book brought fun memories to mind 4w
KyrstinElizabeth Aw yeah, I‘m excited about that stack! 3w
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Based on a true story of Holocaust survivor Lale, who as a prisoner becomes the tattooist for incoming prisoners at Auschwitz-Birkenau. Because he is so loathed by other prisoners, Lale is afforded special privileges - better housing, more food, more freedom to move around. In spite of the horribleness, this is a story of love between Lale and Gita, a fellow prisoner. It provides hope for humanity.

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kplovesbooks
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So glad my library finally got the ebook of this!!!!! SO looking forward to reading this one!!!!

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A chilling account of a young Jewish man (Lale) forced to brand prisoners with a number that defines them at camp and in life if they are lucky enough to survive the end of the war. He is deeply enthralled with one young lady (Gita) barely 19 with piercing deep eyes. Hope & love is the only salvation to survive the bitter, bloody camp. The story told through Lale's memories and his son's recollection of his parents story is an admirable tribute.

tpixie This was so great! I can‘t wait to read the next book in the series! And I can‘t wait to discuss this book tonight with you! And @JoanehSmith 4w
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MrBook
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Head‘s up for any Heather Morris fans across the country!

IvoryLunatic I‘m pretty excited to be reading this one soon! 1mo
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Can you imagine meeting the love of your life in Auschwitz? Though this incredible story reads like fiction, for Lale and Gita Sokolov, this was the reality of their life. I agree with other readers that the writing doesn‘t make this a literary masterpiece, but it doesn‘t have to—the story is so valuable, and it‘s astonishing to think after so many years there are still powerful stories of survival and heroism like this one waiting to be told.

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Kalebeth
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I enjoyed this book. It was a quick, easy read. I initially thought it was going to be a bit more about his actual job as a tattooist as well as the people and situations he encountered. The friend I borrowed it from warned me it was a bit of a love story and I am grateful she had. It was a good book but I was a little less interested in the love story part. I would recommend however!

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Kalebeth
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A Sunday read 📚

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margreads
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I interrupt my baking to bring you my #letstravelaugust with a very non baking book

Earlier this week Paullina Simons was in town for an event with Heather Morris so it seems fitting to post their books so closely together even though I didn't go to the event. I don't recall reading many books set in Poland that aren't about WWII.

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 This is on my #TBR! 🇵🇱 1mo
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While listening to this #audiobook I encounter this in real life. #bookmeetsworld #bookishthings

marleed Oh that‘s cool! 1mo
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I literally had no idea this was based on a true story of Lale and Gita (🙈) until I read the the afterword and the authors note when I finished it... then cue the tears.

I loved the story, even if the writing was a little disjointed. But the ending? Hated it. It‘s a short novel, she could have easily added a few dozen pages to make it seem like she cared how it wrapped up.

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So had an amazing time at Stobo Castle! I forgot to pack my book! But I did manage to read a few pages of my kindle book on my phone. But I felt too weird having my phone out in the spa so wasn't very many pages!!

brit91 WoW! So beautiful!😍😍😍😍😍 2mo
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I‘m in the minority as I‘m not on board with this one. I‘m aware it‘s a novel, written based on the story the survivor told the author. Stories of the Holocaust, which I‘ve read a few, true account or fictionalised, are heartbreaking and devastating but this feels meh..not sure if it‘s the writing or because it‘s a love story set amidst the horror. 🤷‍♀️ Disappointed.

JennyM I wasn‘t a fan either. Felt too screenplay for me. 2mo
Cathythoughts I have it on kindle but have never been drawn to it 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2mo
TrishB Same as @Cathythoughts I brought it on offer and have never felt like reading 🤷‍♀️ 2mo
youneverarrived I didn‘t like it much either. 2mo
Kalebeth I enjoyed it but I had wish it was more about the actual story/situation and not so much a love novel 1mo
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I was reading the tagged book and coincidentally this came up on my fb newsfeed. For those on fb, watch the video here. A new haunting perspective.
https://www.facebook.com/1648609298801884/posts/2398030413859765?s=666019770&v=e...

rretzler Haunting. We visited Dachau years ago but it was nothing like the size of Auschwitz. 2mo
Eggs 💔💔💔😥 2mo
AnneCecilie I visited a few years ago, and I don‘t think it really hit me before the visit, how many people was there at any given moment and how they were treated. I‘ve read about it, but seeing it 💔 and when I left I was all tears 2mo
KimM Thanks for sharing 2mo
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BeckyB
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Week 5 #bfcr2 check-in already?! It‘s been a busy week, but I still managed to finish one book and two audiobooks. Last Sunday we went for a hike and played in the creek, walked every day during my breaks at work, and got in two miles on the treadmill this morning! Books of these books were enjoyable, though I must say Big Little Lies was a little slow. I‘m hoping the show is better...

Lucy_Anywhere Awesome job on all the walking 🙌 go you! 2mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 A great week! 🎉 2mo
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okthislooksbad That all sounds lovely! And that creek is beautiful 😍 Glad you had such a good week! 2mo
twohectobooks I love Big Little Lies the show! It‘s the role Reese Witherspoon was born to play. 2mo
tpixie Great photos! Congrats on your great week! For this months bookclub I'm starting 2mo
BeckyB @tip I really enjoyed it. 2mo
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rsteve388
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What a profound and amazing story. I am in a state of shock and horror at the comparisons between what the story showed and what is happening in the United States. The triumph of love over death and hate that surrounded them in the camp is astounding.

This is an excellent and important read, for everyone to understand the horrors of what has happen and what is happening at the U.S border. The similarities are strikingly similar.

rretzler Unfortunately there seem to be many similarities between what is happening in the US today and what happened in Nazi Germany in the ‘30s😢 2mo
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Fast-paced, easy read. Definitely a love story.

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ohurtin
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Couldn‘t put it down. Just READ IT 😭 One of the best Holocaust novels I‘ve ever read. #historicalfiction #summerreading

Mariposa_Bookworm Your baby is soooooo cute!!!! Is your baby a pug? I want one. 😍 2mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser Oh wonderful, I borrowed the audiobook recently but I didn't get a chance to begin it before its due date, I must borrow it again. Thanks for the review 😀 2mo
Stacypatrice This is on my TBR. Your little one is precious!! When my sister brought hers home, my dad said, “What the hell is that? A bat weasel?” Super sweet dogs and awesome little snoring machines 😂😂 2mo
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ohurtin @Stacypatrice love the “bat weasel” 😂 I am going to start calling him that 😂 and the snoring is definitely legendary haha. 2mo
ohurtin @Curiouser_and_curiouser No problem! Such an amazing book. I bet the audio book is great! 2mo
ohurtin @Mariposa_Bookworm Thanks! He‘s a French Bulldog 😃 He gets the Pug a lot 😂😂 definitely get one. Best purchase ever! 2mo
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This book...it‘s so hard and so important.

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Started this book today and am already this far in. Anybody else read this one??

Lyanneee Loved that book! ❤️ 2mo
CandycaneBelle I‘m already worried about the bad dreams I‘m going to get from this one. But it‘s riveting. 2mo
Victoriahoperose So good. Great writing. Sad story but impossible to put down. 2mo
CandycaneBelle @Victoriahoperose I might stay up until I finish it. Such an important reminder about so many things. 2mo
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What‘s everyone‘s opinion on this book??

Princess-Kingofkings I listened to it as an audiobook and loved it! 2mo
EKonrad I actually wasn‘t a big fan of the writing even though the story is inspiring and moving. Sounds like a lot of people loved it though. 🤷🏽‍♀️ 2mo
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rsteve388
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Starting listening to this book. This is a hard read. I know not all of it is accurate. But damn the abuse and treatment is very close to what we are doing in the states and i think that is what os so hard about this


Weekly Check In:
44 miles walked!
Finished The Senator Next Door
Started: The Tattooist of Auschwitz.

#BFC19 #BFC #BookFitnessChallenge
@wanderinglynn

Crazeedi Wow! You did awesome!! 👏👏😍 2mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌 A great week! 🎉 2mo
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I‘m currently in the middle of 2 books, both of which are upstairs. So I started a new one cause that seemed easier 🤣 officially kicking off #24in48

IvoryLunatic I really want to read this but it‘s going to be a while before it‘s my turn at the library. What do you think so far? 2mo
Livelovebark So far I like it, it reads really easy @IvoryLunatic 2mo
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I really liked the storyline but I feel like the end was rushed . This book really kept me engaged .

Eeyore031370 I want to read this one!! 2mo
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Thewanderer92
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Extraordinary story of survival, luck and love.

IvoryLunatic I‘m on the waitlist for this book at the library and so excited to read this. I hear it‘s really good all the time. 2mo
Thewanderer92 It‘s absolutely excellent. I think I enjoyed The Nightingale more though. Such a wonderful story. 2mo
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I am in love with the genre historical fiction after this book. You read about certain history through the eyes of certain characters and I just love it!

megnews Historical fiction is my favorite genre. 2mo
mattthebookworm @megnews its one of my favorites too 2mo
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Incredible book. It has taught me so much about what happened in Auschwitz, and has a wonderful storyline. You will feel so many emotions for Lale, the main character. It's extremely well written and easy to read ❤️

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Currently reading!

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I had such conflicting feelings reading this and it's so hard to review this type of book. It's a memoir tied up in fiction and it feels like reviewing someone's life.
See my full review here:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2193224531

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