The Tattooist of Auschwitz: A Novel by Heather Morris | Conversation Starters
Lale Sokolov was 26 when the Nazis came to his hometown in Slovakia to take the men away. When he arrived at Auschwitz, he was given the identity number 32407. A fellow prisoner, a French man named Pepan, took care of him and eventually made him his assistant as a tattooer, or a tetovierer. Eventually, he was assigned as the head tattooist in the camp due to his knowledge of many languages. He met a young girl, the 18-year old Gita, whose arm he tattooed as she braved the pain. Her tattoo number was 34902. He fell in love with her that day. Despite the harrowing conditions, Lale believed that he would survive prison camp. Gita, however, was less hopeful. Will Lale and Gita survive Auschwitz?
The Tattooist of Auschwitz will soon be an international drama series, with the British Synchronicity Films as producer. The film version is targeted to be released in January 2020 in time for the 75th anniversary of the Auschwitz liberation.
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