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Title: The Tattooist of Auschwitz

Author: Heather Morris

Genre: Historical Fiction

No. of pages: Audiobook 

Rating: 5/5

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The Holocaust.

Those words bring into mind images of destruction, devastation and death. Broken families, broken homes and broken lives; the terror inflicted by Hitler and his minions were cold and unthinking. The prisoners in those camps were treated not like humans, not even like animals but as 'mistakes' or 'messes' that could be cleaned up without a second thought.

In his mind, Hitler thought he was right. He or his followers did not express any guilt or remorse at taking so many lives and for me, that is far worse. To the Nazis, they were correct and were fulfilling their duty. It is scary what can be accomplished when people believe so strongly in a certain ideal.

The Tattooist of Auschwitz is a story based on Lale who is sent to Auschwitz-Birkenhau camp from Poland. At the camp, he quickly rises to become the tattooist whos job it is to tattoo numbers on to the prisoners in the camp. Lale uses his position to help his people by finding extra food for them and preventing punishment, but it also means he is witness to the horrors of the camp.

This book is so raw and honest about all the details it really was difficult to listen to. Also knowing that everything you're hearing is true and took place not that long ago is frightening. The writing style of this author was quite easy going which is definitely a plus since you're dealing with such heavy subject matter.

Basically, this review is short and sweet because my only advice to all of you is read it. It is brilliantly written, honest and raw and I really did enjoy it. I think it's safe to say the book has a happyish ending because this is Lale's story and this book was written after the author interviewed him and heard his story. I think we do need books like this just to give us a bit of perspective and a reality check. I would highly highly recommend.

No gif this week guys just out of respect to all those who suffered in the concentration camps.

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