The Tattooist of Auschwitz

Heather Morris
Reading Order: Book 19
Categories: 2021, Stuart Browning
Pages: 262
Suggested By: Rob Smith
Date Started: May 7, 2021
Date Finished: May 9, 2021
Reason Book was Chosen: I was talking to my friend Rob Smith about books back in 2018 and he stated that this was the best book he had read that year so far (our conversation was in May so it could have been eclipsed) so I added it to my list of recommendations. I added it to this years reading list as I wanted to select a few that I'd been recommended but hadn't got round to yet.
My Thoughts

A good story, harrowing obviously due to the books subject, it’s based on true stories given by an actual Auschwitz-Birkenau survivor but has some creative license. Although it doesn’t go into gruesome details it does give an idea of the terrible suffering endured in the camps but it also shows some amazing strengths of character and love between the characters. There’s probably hundreds of books on the subject that can give a more detailed account of events and show the real horror of what happened in those camps but as a novel I thought this was a good story. I’ll definitely read Cilka’s Journey (a sequel novel about one of the other prisoners in the novel) at some point.

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