Wednesday, 24 January 2018

#17 - The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

The Tattooist of Auschwitz
By Heather Morris



Published: 11th January 2018
Genre: Historical Fiction, WWII
Edition: Ebook
Source: Bought
Pages: 288
My rating: 5/5 
Goodreads rating: 4.45/5
Read: 2018

The Plot 
This book is based on real people and real events in one of the most horrible times of world's history.
Imagine a man, imagine a girl, both confined in a concentration camp due to their faith. He knows her due to his job there: the tattooist of the camp. He is the one who marks the numbers that identify the people in there. Not name. Number.
She is shy. She is scare. She doesn't trust anyone.
And all of a sudden... Love starts to emerge. How unlikely is that?
At the same time the book describes the environment of fear, bribery, violence that these people leave.
Until one day.... when the war is over and they are separated again. 
Will their love get them together again? Will love win?
I will not spoil it and I will let you find out reading it.

Where the action takes place 
Different places in the WW II but mainly in Auschwitz.

How is it written
With lots of description based on the testimony of the real tattooist.

Waterstones: £12.99
Foyles: £12.99
WH Smith£12.99
Kobo: £3.66

In Conclusion 
Personally, I am fascinated with WWII. All aspects of it. So, when I heard about this book I knew this was one that I would buy. At the moment I prefer reading as an ebook (also due to the budget) but will be for sure one of the books to buy in hardback.
The story is lovely and one that you would never expect to happen: love in a concentration camp. How unlikely. Even more, because this is a true story. 
The author did a lot of research with the couple in the book. She wanted to tell their story to the world and they wanted to tell it. 
Never give up or lose hope. One life safe is better than none. 
And also... how can someone do that to people? Scarier... this really happened! Let's not forget. Let's not repeat. 
Very intense and emotional!

Fully recommend. One of my favourites so far.