The tattooist of Auschwitz.
Author: Heather Morris
Firstly, I’m not getting paid to write this. Every now and then, you read something that you have to tell people about, now I have this blog, what better way?
This is not the first book I’ve read from the viewpoint of concentration camp survivors, it is however the first I’ve read from someone far enough from the bottom rung that there was a concern that they could be accused of collaboration with the people responsible for the position they found themselves in. I found myself completely engrossed in this book. I’m one of those who syncs their audible account to their kindle, so I can read in the car; so in those scant few hours I wasn’t focused on nursing, I’ve spent the last few days living with Gita and Lale, sharing their fear of life in one of the darkest hours of history. Where so many people saw the guns and hate, and felt despair, these people pulled each other through the war, not allowing the dark to smother their growing romance, proving that circumstances do not dictate us beyond what are allow.
This is one of those few books that pulled tears out of dried up ducts by the end. I won’t give anything away, though if a book is based on historical events, where is the line drawn on spoilers? I definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in history, romance, or military books. Being based in a concentration camp, there are going to be parts that are quite dark. I recommend the reader to push through, the moments of happiness are all the brighter for them.
There’s only one part I still had questions about, but I’m going to park that under spoilers.. let me know if you find it!