The Tattooist of Auschwitz

The Tattooist of Auschwitz

by Heather Morris



This story is set in Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1942.

A young prisoner is given the privileged job of tattooist. His name is Lale Sokolov. Each prisoner who is marked for survival must have a number tattooed into their arm. As he surveys the queue of people waiting, his eye is drawn to a young girl, shaking and terrified. For him, it is love at first sight. Here begins the story of Lale and Gita ...


About the Author - Heather Morris

Heather Morris was born in a small rural town on the North Island, New Zealand. She grew up in close proximity to four generations of her family.

She was an average student who loved reading but failed in her attempts to write despite being a good listener. She enjoyed telling stories - or as her husband called them long winded-tales.

Then she was introduced to Lale Sokolov and her ability to listen soon turned her writing to success.


Reviewed by Longford Branch Library January 2021