The Tattooist of Auschwitz
The Tattooist of Auschwitz. For me, this was my second go-around of reading this book. I ordered a hard copy, but I prefer listening to it on Audible. Being who I am, I don’t enjoy audiobooks. However, when I’m traveling, I like to find some good ones, which help keep me awake.
The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris is one of those books. I can hardly read the book version because I want to hear Lale’s “voice.” As a rule, I like to touch a book, feel the pages, turn the pages and imagine. In this book, however, the voice is burned in my head, bringing the story to life.
Other Books by Heather Morris
I would love to read the other story of Cilka and her tremendous sacrifice and bravery, but that seemed not such a good idea for me due to the content of her part of the story. I know this story is based on Lale’s depiction of Ms. Morris. She did such a beautiful job of describing the horror yet the beauty in those fleeting moments.
You can also delve into her other books that revolve around The Tattooist of Auschwitz. They go into the different people that Lale was around. I haven’t read the other ones, but they are on my “to read” list… except for Cilka’s Journey.
I have always enjoyed learning more about the Holocaust. This piece of history is crucial for the next generation to see, read, go to museums, and listen to what happened so that history NEVER repeats itself. Ever.
I highly recommend this book. The Tattooist of Auschwitz is a beautiful love story of determination, grit, and love. Where there is a will, there is always a way. Also, I encourage you to go to the Holocaust Museum in DC. That experience I will never forget, and neither will my children.
“I know he is not perfect, but I also know he will always put me first.”