This 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 Project
In 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 Tätowierer (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.
"She was the bravest person I ever met." —Lale Sokolov on Cilka Klein, The Tattooist of Auschwitz
Cilka is just sixteen years old when she is taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp, in 1942. The Commandant at Birkenau, Schwarzhuber, notices her long beautiful hair, and forces her separation from the other women prisoners. Cilka learns quickly that power, even unwillingly given, equals survival.
After liberation, Cilka is charged as a collaborator for sleeping with the enemy and sent to Siberia. But what choice did she have? And where did the lines of morality lie for Cilka, who was sent to Auschwitz when still a child?
In a Siberian prison camp, Cilka faces challenges both new and horribly familiar, including the unwanted attention of the guards. But when she makes an impression on a woman doctor, Cilka is taken under her wing. Cilka begins to tend to the ill in the camp, struggling to care for them under brutal conditions.
Cilka finds endless resources within herself as she daily confronts death and faces terror. And when she nurses a man called Ivan, Cilka finds that despite everything that has happened to her, there is room in her heart for love.
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Lale inser tidigt vilket öde han och de andra i lägret är på väg att möta, men han bestämmer sig ändå för att leva livet fullt ut och bevara sin värdighet. Den gnistan tänder även Gita och en oförglömlig kärlekshistoria som övervinner koncentrationslägrets omänskliga förhållanden tar sin början.
Heather Morris är född i Nya Zeeland men bor numera i Melbourne, Australien. 2003 presenterades hon för en ”äldre gentleman”, som sades ha en historia att berätta. Dagen hon mötte Lale Sokolov förändrade bådas liv och allteftersom deras vänskap växte anförtrodde Lale Heather Morris sina innersta hemligheter ur sitt liv som lägerfånge och tatuerare. Berättelsen blev så småningom hennes debutroman, Tatueraren från Auschwitz, som fått ett fantastiskt mottagande och alltjämt stigande försäljningssiffror. Heather Morris gestaltar Lale och Gitas kärlekshistoria trovärdigt och ömsint. Bara det faktum att förälskelse och kärlek kan uppstå och överleva i förintelselägret Auschwitz gör den här berättelsen unik.
Un jour, pourtant, il lève les yeux sur Gita et la jeune femme devient sa lumière dans ce monde d’une noirceur infinie. Ils savent d’emblée qu’ils sont faits l’un pour l’autre. Mais dans cette prison où l’on se bat pour un morceau de pain et pour sauver sa vie, il n'y a pas de place pour l'amour.
Ils doivent se contenter de minuscules moments de joie, qui leur font oublier le cauchemar du quotidien. Mais Lale a fait une promesse : un jour, ils seront libres, deux jeunes gens heureux de vivre ensemble. Deux personnes plus fortes que l’horreur du monde.
L’histoire vraie d’un homme et d’une femme qui ont trouvé l’amour au cœur de l’enfer.
Cuando a Lale Sokolov le fue encomendada la tarea de tatuar los números en las víctimas que –como él– eran encerradas en Auschwitz, usó la mínima libertad que su rol le permitía para intercambiar joyas y dinero de judíos asesinados por comida para ayudar a otros a sobrevivir. De ser atrapado, lo habrían matado al instante.
Lale se propuso vivir una vida tan plena como le fuera posible dentro de esas terribles circunstancias. Una mañana, en la fila de prisioneros que esperaban para ser tatuados, una joven temblorosa llamó su atención. Para él fue amor a primera vista y se juró que, si lograba salir del campo, la buscaría hasta encontrarla.
Durante cuatro años, Heather Morris entrevistó a un anciano Lale Sokolov. Apoyándose en sus encuentros y en abundantes documentos pero con la potencia de la mejor de las ficciones, El tatuador de Auschwitz narra esos hechos que permanecieron casi desconocidos durante más de setenta años. Por trágico que sea el relato, es un llamado a la esperanza y al coraje. Y, sobre todo, una inolvidable historia de amor y supervivencia.
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Tatuatorul de la Auschwitz se bazează pe povestea din spatele unuia dintre cele mai puternice simboluri ale Holocaustului: numerele verzi-albăstrui tatuate pe brațele prizonierilor, femei și bărbați deopotrivă. Când lui Lale i se oferă ocazia de a fi Tätowierer la Auschwitz, tânărul evreu slovac înțelege că aceasta poate fi șansa lui să supraviețuiască, deși trebuie să-și înțepe până la sânge semenii, act pe care îl resimte ca pe o dureroasă profanare. De la masa la care lucrează, nici nu i se permite să ridice capul spre cei al căror destin îl pecetluiește astfel. Dar într-o zi reușește să surprindă privirea unei tinere al cărei nume îl află în cele din urmă: Gita.