Writers at Stanton - Heather Morris
13-Feb-2018 • 1pm
The Tattooist of Auschwitz
Lale Sokolov is well-dressed, a charmer, a ladies’ man. He is also a Jew. On the first transport from Slovakia to Auschwitz in 1942, Lale immediately stands out to his fellow prisoners. In the camp, he is looked up to, looked out for, and put to work in the privileged and confronting position of Tätowierer
– the tattooist – to mark his fellow prisoners, forever.
This story of love and survival is based on years of interviews that author Heather Morris conducted with real-life Holocaust survivor and Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist Ludwig (Lale) Sokolov. It is heartwrenching, illuminating, and unforgettable.