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The tattooist of Auschwitz : a novel / Heather Morris.


"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 Tèatowierer (the German word for tattooist), tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners. Imprisoned for more than 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." -- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780062870674
  • ISBN: 9780062877000
  • ISBN: 0062877003
  • ISBN: 0062860941
  • ISBN: 9780062797155
  • ISBN: 0062797158
  • Physical Description: 262 pages, 11 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]

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General Note:
Publisher, publishing date and paging may vary.
"Originally published as The Tattooist of Auschwitz in Australia in 2018 by Bonnier Publishing Australia and in the UK by Bonnier Zaffre" --Title page verso.
Includes "P.S. insights, interviews & more . . ." section.
Target Audience Note:
HL760L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 5.1 9 501689.
Subject: Sokolov, Lale, 1916-2006 > Fiction.
Auschwitz (Concentration camp) > Fiction.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Jews > Fiction.
Tattoo artists > Fiction.
Jews > Poland > Fiction.
Tattooing > Fiction.
Genre: Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.

Available copies

  • 59 of 94 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 4 copies available at Cass County.


  • 12 current holds with 94 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Cass County Library-Archie F MOR 2018 (Text) 0002205608694 Adult Fiction Reshelving -
Cass County Library-Harrisonville F MOR 2018 (Text) 0002205999663 Adult Fiction Checked out 06/11/2024
Cass County Library-Northern Resource Center F MOR 2018 (Text) 0002205999671 Adult Fiction Checked out 06/10/2024
Cass County Library-Pleasant Hill F MOR 2018 (Text) 0002205647577 Adult Fiction Checked out 06/03/2024

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