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The tattooist of Auschwitz : a novel

Summary: "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."-- Amazon.

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  • ISBN: 9780062870674
  • ISBN: 006287067X
  • Physical Description: print
    regular print
    262, 11 pages : illustrations, map, portraits ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018.
  • Badges:
    • Top Holds Over Last 5 Years: 5 / 5.0
Subject: Auschwitz (Concentration camp) -- Fiction
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Fiction
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction
Tattoo artists -- Fiction
World War, 1939-1945 -- Jews -- Fiction
Genre: Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.

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  • 18 of 21 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Prince Rupert Library.

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Prince Rupert Library Morr (Text) 33294002036663 Adult Fiction - Second Floor Volume hold Available -

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