Book Discussion Group Title List 2020

January 2020

Tattooist of Auschwitz

by 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 Tätowierer (the German word for tattooist), tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners.  A fictional re-creation of his 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.