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The Tattooist of Auschwitz
The Tattooist of Auschwitz | Heather Morris
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britt_brooke
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⭐️⭐️ WWII fiction is just not my favorite. It‘s such an oversaturated market, and too many liberties and inconsistencies leave me craving nonfiction accounts. That said, Lale‘s survival story is indeed fascinating. It‘s unfortunate that Morris‘s basic writing style did not emotionally do it justice, desperately lacking description and character depth.

#bookclubbook

Becker Same experience. I actually put it down after a few pages because the writing was not to my liking. But so many people have loved it so it must have a great story. 7h
britt_brooke @Becker That‘s the bummer about it. It‘s a great story and should be told, but this was the wrong style. Idk. It was very robotic. 7h
That-Bookish-Hiker I feel the same way about the writing but I loved the story so I gave it a 5 star review. I read the extra stuff in the back which added more to the story but it felt like it was more about the author‘s experience with Lale which disappointed me a little. 6h
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Cathythoughts I have not been drawn to this book... 6h
britt_brooke @That-Bookish-Hiker It is a great story, so I understand why you liked it. I was torn about the back stuff, too. 6h
britt_brooke @Cathythoughts I wasn‘t planning to read it, but some friends roped me into a book club. 😆 6h
ljuliel I think they‘ve about beat this topic to death in historical fiction in the past couple of years. Not that‘s it‘s not important to learn about, but there are other topics that could be of interest. There aren‘t very many on WW 1 , which is a shame. We need to learn more about it also. (edited) 6h
britt_brooke @ljuliel Yes, agree! 6h
JulAnna @ljuliel I agree wholeheartedly! Last year I did try to find some good historical fiction about WW1. One that I enjoyed was 5h
britt_brooke @JulAnna Thank you for the rec! 5h
KatieDid927 After public criticism about this work from the actual Auschwitz Museum themselves, it became clear that this is not a book I would ever read. 5h
britt_brooke @KatieDid927 Yep. That didn‘t help my mindset going in. I knew I wasn‘t going to like it. 5h
ljuliel @britt_brooke @JulAnna I read this one many years ago, and highly enjoyed it. Very little romance stuff, just the story of a soldier‘s different challenges throughout the war. It sounds boring, but it was very good, and almost adventuresome to some extent. Weird word for it, but it‘s hard to describe it. I thought it was highly interesting. (edited) 4h
JulAnna @ljuliel thanks for the recommendation, it looks really interesting, stacked! 3h
britt_brooke @ljuliel Thanks for the rec! 1h
AmyK1 I felt the same way about this one. now
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@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

As I'm using this book for #genocide #booked2020 & that Cilka's Journey is causing a lot of discussion I thought I'd share a couple of stories from the guide we had at Theresienstadt.

Cinfhen Even the treatment that continued after the war was over was horrible 😔 3d
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That-Bookish-Hiker
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A true story about a holocaust survivor and Auschwitz tattooist, Lale Sokolov.

This story of love growing from the ugliest place in the world is truly amazing. I can‘t believe that Lale and Gita were able to find each other, survive, and fall in love while it‘s all happening. It‘s a little jarring seeing such a beautiful thing take place side by side with evil but the author did a great job writing Lale and Gita‘s love.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Cinfhen I was surprised by how much this “ love story” moved me 😭😭😭 3d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Cinfhen as much as I love HF this one didn‘t do it for me... idk why 🤷🏼‍♀️ 3d
Cinfhen I know, I was so surprised by that @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I would have thought you‘d love this one!!?!??!! 3d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Cinfhen I didn‘t!! I think it was her writing. Idk!! I felt like I was reading a middle school book 🤷🏼‍♀️ 2d
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This book was so good and it blows my mind that it was #basedonatruestory ! #auldlangreads @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

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That-Bookish-Hiker
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“Nations can threaten other nations. They have power , they have militaries. How can a race that is spread out across multiple countries be considered a threat?”

Butterfinger So poignant and heartbreaking. 5d
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Dcueto
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Finished the audio for “The Witches of New York” (fun but hard to follow in audio format). Up next is this!

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Come-read-with-me
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People who do not learn from history are bound to repeat it. A dire portrait of the plight of people caught up in the horror of WW2. Morris produces a fictionalized account of the life of Lale, the tattooist at the infamous prison camp. Inside the camp there were tales of inhuman cruelty but also moments that honour the unflinching hope of the human spirit. Excellent companion piece to Clika‘s‘s Journey. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Eggs Nice review! Just read it 6d
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The Tattooist of Auschwitz | Heather Morris (Screenwriter)
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I enjoyed this--if one can say that about a book about the Holocaust--although I did read and appreciate the critiques re how Morris deviated from the facts. It brings to life one man's experience, and I was particularly intrigued by how it dealt with the tension between surviving and not wishing to “collaborate.“

I listened to the audiobook, and appreciated the reader's gravita gift with varying accents.

#Booked2020 #Genocide

4thhouseontheleft Great review! 7d
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wen4blu
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Finishing the weekend with a somber read.

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britt_brooke
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📖👀🏀 Here‘s my new reading view. My boys are both playing basketball now for the first time. They needed some physical activity between fall and spring soccer. Proud of them. They had fun!

#bookclubbook

Leftcoastzen Wow , always growing and changing . 2w
britt_brooke @Leftcoastzen It‘s crazy how fast it happens. 💚 They are 5 (almost 6) and 7.5 now. When I joined Litsy, they were 2 and 4. 2w
bookishnerd I just read this book and am currently reading the sequel. Good books! 2w
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Hollie I wanted to love this one so much, but I was so irritated at the historical inaccuracy. The places she chose to use “creative license” were easily researchable down to getting the MC‘s name right and his number right. https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/books/2018/dec/07/the-tattooist... 2w
britt_brooke @Hollie If not for book club, I would‘ve skipped this one. The inaccuracies usually put me off WWII fiction. Thank you for the link! I‘ve also heard the real family isn‘t too pleased that she wrote a sequel. 2w
britt_brooke @bookishnerd Good to hear! 2w
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bookishnerd
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My first completed novel of 2020! It was a #bookopoly pick when I landed on Historical Fiction. Historical fiction used to be a main genre for me, but I have definitely slowed down with it. I always like WWI/WWII books. So, I bought this and it probably would have sat on my shelves if not for #bookopoly. Really good book! I definitely recommend it. I ended up listening to it on audio and the audio was great! Read this!

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britt_brooke
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My high school friends have roped me into a book club (via fb group) and this is our first read. The 8 of us live in 4 different cities, but within about a 2-hour radius of each other, so we‘ll meet up in person occasionally.

I‘m a weirdo about book clubs, but I love these ladies so I‘m in! I‘ve avoided holocaust fiction for a while, but I know this is well-loved, so I‘m looking forward to it.

#bookclubbook

Suet624 I‘m a weirdo about book clubs too. 2w
britt_brooke @Suet624 👯‍♀️ I‘m glad it‘s not just me. I‘m often not a fan of typical book club books. And I get really frustrated when members don‘t complete the reading. My expectations are too high, I guess. 😬😆 2w
Scochrane26 I just joined a book club at my library last feb. I liked this book. I try not to read much ww2 fiction, but so many people had recommended it. 2w
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Suet624 I have trouble speaking if there are more than 2 other people in a group. It has to do with my upbringing. Add introvert to that and I‘m just not great at joining a book club. 2w
CoverToCoverGirl I‘ve been approached a few times to join several local book clubs but I always decline — I just don‘t want to read books I‘m not interested in. 2w
BryanaB I just bought this today!! 2w
BiblioLitten I have never been in a book club. And I have avoided WW books for a while too. 2w
britt_brooke @Scochrane26 I read a bunch of WWII fiction a few years ago and had to take a break. I really prefer nonfiction holocaust accounts. 2w
britt_brooke @CoverToCoverGirl Yes, that‘s part of my issue, too. But on the other hand, I want to force some of my picks on them, ha! Someone else chose this book, but it‘s short, so even if I don‘t like it, it won‘t take much time. 2w
britt_brooke @BryanaB Hope you enjoy! I‘m one chapter in and it‘s decent so far. 2w
britt_brooke @BiblioLitten I read several WWII books a few years ago and needed a breather. 2w
Scochrane26 @britt_brooke @CoverToCoverGirl At my book club, the librarian chooses what we will read, & so far, they‘ve all been good choices. Some I liked better, a few were favorites of last yr. I attended another book club for a short time & was frustrated because the members chose the book, which took too long to decide & usually wasn‘t one I wanted to read. I‘ve enjoyed having a few people to discuss certain books with. 2w
CoverToCoverGirl @britt_brooke @Scochrane26 That‘s why I truly love Litsy buddy reads - you can choose only what catches your attention. I have frequent #BlameItOnLitsy reads, many of them books I might not otherwise have ever chosen. 2w
britt_brooke @CoverToCoverGirl Same here! Buddy reads are nice because you can just jump in for a book, but it‘s not necessarily a monthly commitment. Plus, it is fun discussing books with other mega book worms. 💚🐛 2w
britt_brooke @Scochrane26 I like the idea of a librarian choosing. Our plan is for members to throw out a few suggestions and then take a vote. We chose this one because one person suggested it and another girl was already reading it. 2w
BryanaB @britt_brooke Just saw your comment 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️ Hope you‘re still enjoying it, or enjoyed it if you finished lol!! 4d
britt_brooke @BryanaB I don‘t love it, but it‘s fine. It‘s a good book club choice. What did you think? Are you finished? 4d
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mgdenmark
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Devastatingly beautiful. This novel demonstrates a hope that exceeds understanding. Perseverance and endurance at its finest. It goes to show the mind (and love) if a powerful thing.

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megnews
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Why I read this: book club

What can I say about this book that others haven‘t already? A tribute to Lale & Gita, true overcomers.
I look forward to reading about Cilka‘s journey in the sequel.

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Well written. Horrific. An absolute classic. Of course, I'm probably the last person in Litsy Land to read this book! What a way to end the year.

Itchyfeetreader Nope I haven‘t read it yet... it‘s on the mountainous TBR ! 3w
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bookishnerd
Tattooist of Auschwitz | Heather Morris
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Having finished Tunnel of Bones yesterday, I could pick another book. (I do audio and a physical book). This time in my Bookopoly roll I got historical fiction. I went with TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ. I am curious about that one. #bookopoly #currentlyreading

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Coleen_Nieto
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Books set during the holocaust are at once intriguing and horrific. This book was no exception. I appreciated the perspective in this book where real people did what they had to in order to survive. I also found the fact that this was based on real people so interesting. I plan to read Cilkas Journey, but I don't know if my heart can take it so soon after this book.

Follow.my.read I have the same mug!!! My favorite mug!!!! 3w
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erinjohns
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Exquisitely beautiful story of hate, love, cruelity, and survival. Hauntingly disturbing and romantic...it will tattoo your heart with the true horrors of humanity.

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Coleen_Nieto
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Happy Sunday!

tpixie Great candle! And I enjoyed the book!! 3w
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Shannon182
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I wanted to read it again as soon as I had read the final page.

Itchyfeetreader This is the best review of all to read. This is high in my list when I get home 4w
rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon 3w
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Coleen_Nieto
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Next up!

Jerdencon Hope you had a great Christmas! Will email you soon! 😀 4w
Coleen_Nieto @Jerdencon I hope you had a great Christmas too! I've been thinking about you. I hope everything is good! 4w
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BlazinHoney
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My heart 💔 my first book on this horrific time in history, powerful and especially moving 😭

Caroline2 https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/oct/03/cilkas-journey-heather-morris-sequ.... You might want to read this article though. The family are suing the author. 😲 1mo
BlazinHoney @Caroline2 ohhhhh WOW, that‘s crazy and really unfortunate 😳🤯 1mo
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That-Bookish-Hiker
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The husband and I did the whole Christmas thing this morning since we will be in Utah for Christmas and we didn‘t want to pack the gifts we got each other.

I got a lot of bookish gifts! These books and a gift card to Powell‘s were among the favorites lol.

Hope everyone has a lovely Sunday! I‘ll be watching A Christmas Story all day. 😊

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Kaila-ann
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Another heartbreaking WWII novel, this one made all the more so by being based on a true story. Lake and Gita meet and fall in love in Auschwitz, surrounded by the horrors of a Nazi death camp. Overall, a quick but powerful read.

megnews Getting ready to start this for January book club. 1mo
Kaila-ann @megnews I enjoyed it but it‘s heartbreaking to think that these events happened to real people. 1mo
megnews Yeah, I started to pick it up this week but I think I need to get through the holiday first. So sad. 1mo
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kricheal
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Tough read, as is anything to do with this subject. Bitter sweet. I had know idea this was based on a true story. #56 #2019

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kricheal
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Starting this next on #overdrive #currentlylistening

Cinfhen Get your tissues!!! Really!!!!!! 1mo
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Bono394
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Day 15:
The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris. Such a beautiful story.

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ads0123
Tattooist of Auschwitz | Heather Morris
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Just finished this #TBRread and it gutted me. What so many people went through was so horrific. I‘m glad Lale and Gita were able to find each other even in the worst possible circumstances.

#WinterGames #TeamFestivus

wanderinglynn Well done. 16 pts. 1mo
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CBee
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It‘s difficult, I think for anyone, to say that they “like” a book such as this. I am a better person for having read it, and will treasure the story of Lale and Gita.
♥️🍀♥️🍀

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The twinkling of stars overhead is no longer a comfort. They merely remind him of the chasm between what life can be & what it is now. ... He always used to feel comforted by the heavenly roof of the night sky. 𝘚𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦, 𝘮𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘪𝘴 𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘢𝘮𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘳𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘸 & 𝘸𝘰𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘐 𝘢𝘮. 𝘐 𝘩𝘰𝘱𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘨𝘦𝘵 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘵 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯 𝘐 𝘤𝘢𝘯.

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mandi1082
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It's hard not to give anything less then a 5⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐. I have read countless of Holocaust stories and each time my heart breaks in pieces. I loved how this fiction story which was written about something so horrible included something so beautiful like a love story.

KristenDuck Love this one 2mo
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⭐⭐⭐⭐ A heartbreakingly sad and amazing story.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty photo 💛💛 2mo
kplovesbooks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Isn't it?? I stole it off Instagram. 😂 2mo
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lindsay_ann
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I had to take most of the day to digest this. The way the author describes Lale's experiences makes you feel his pain in a visceral way. It was a highly impactful read, and I'm looking forward to reading the related Cilka's Journey soon.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💖📖💖 2mo
Lauraandherbooks Welcome to Litsy!!! 2mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 2mo
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megnews Amazing the vast resilience of some in the depths of adversity and despair 2mo
kplovesbooks @megnews So true! 2mo
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nichollinlove
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This incredible and true story brings an entirely fresh set of eyes to what I have typically read of the Holocaust. Lale's unique position, at the very least, probably saved his life. His accounts of what was happening in both camps he worked in coupled with his love for not just her but just about every other person he came into contact with made for a deeply moving story of human spirit and tenacity.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Finished this book in three days. I gave it four stars because some of the wording was hard to understand. It is the story of a Holocaust Survivor and his experience in the prison camp from horrible beatings to finding love Some of the story is gut wrenching and is so incredibly sad to read. It makes you wonder how anyone can be so cruel and heartless.

Jee_HookedOnBookz Totally agree with your review! ❤️ 2mo
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Insightsintobooks
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‘‘I couldn‘t love you if you did. They were your family , I know that. I know it‘s a strange thing for me to say, but you will honour them by staying alive, surviving this place and telling the world what happened here.‘"

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lindsay_ann

Holy moly, I knew this would be an intense read...but this is making me nauseous in a "this is horrific but you NEED to know it" kind of way. I had to put it down to start my work day, but I'm itching to get back to it.

Kaylamburson I just got a copy of it yesterday. But that is also why I love and hate books about difficult times in history. 2mo
lindsay_ann @Kaylamburson I honestly basically grew up under a rock (my friends joke that I'm Kimmy from Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), so I've been working to become a more informed individual. I spent a few weeks in Berlin, and was so struck by what learned about the Holocaust during my time there, so I immediately went on to Libby and put a hold on this book. It's chilling, but so important to learn about. 2mo
Kaylamburson It's so gutting when you hear about all of these horrendous truths. I'm so glad that you took the next step to learn more and there are soooooo many books about the Holocaust. @Insightsintobooks actually just posted a bunch on her page yesterday that you might want to check out! 2mo
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lindsay_ann @Kaylamburson Thank you, I'll check that out now! 2mo
Lifeisasnap You are right it is so chilling. The things we could only imagine had to be even worse that our brains can fathom. Just wait to read the continuation of one of the back characters- Cilka- in Cilka‘s Journey. I felt worse and hopeful at the same time. It‘s good to become informed I think we should all do more of that. I believe it makes us more empathetic to people. 2mo
Kaylamburson But also, it's crazy how many horrors have happened in our own backyard or are still happening. I just finished reading Damnation Island which is about the history of Roosevelt Island in NYC and so many mentally ill, poor, and jailed were treated terribly. 2mo
Kaylamburson I totally agree, @Lifeisasnap ! Great point. 2mo
lindsay_ann @Lifeisasnap I'm adding that one to my list now. And I completely agree - I feel like the more you know about others' experiences, the more you feel for others, which is so crucial. 2mo
Lifeisasnap I‘ve been reviewing books for #netgalley and it seems ALL the books I‘ve read lately are WWII related. The best, besides the Tattooist of Auschwitz and Cilka‘s Journey, has been about the network that saved Jewish children from the Nazi‘s it was amazing what one woman could do and she saved thousands. Brave people like that inspire me. It‘s called, The Last Train to London by Meg Waite Clayton. I recommend it highly! 2mo
lindsay_ann @Lifeisasnap Thank you, I'll check that one out as well!! 2mo
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Insightsintobooks
Tattooist of Auschwitz | Heather Morris

"You‘re a hero too, my darling. That the two of you have chosen to survive is a type of resistance to these Nazi bastards. Choosing to live is an act of defiance, a form of heroism.‘"

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Insightsintobooks
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Historical fiction on the Holocaust.

I'd also recommend Cilkas Journey the sequel to Tattooist of Auschwitz.

#neverforget #neveragain

Kaylamburson I just bought Tattooist on a Kindle Daily Deal earlier this week! 3mo
Insightsintobooks @Kaylamburson it's very moving. 2mo
Kaylamburson I can't wait to read it! 2mo
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ErraticElle
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I put off reading this one for a long time because I knew it would be an emotional read. And that was before I discovered that it is truly based on the life and experiences of one man. There are moments of levity and love and wonderful things, but this story is rife with things that made my stomach churn, my heart hurt, and my eyes fill with tears. It is heartbreaking, but still lovely.

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kplovesbooks
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Starting this one tonight!!!!!! So excited!!! I've been wanting to read this one for awhile!!!

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Book101
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My next read. Any reviews?

kezzlou85 I really enjoyed it. 3mo
Book101 Hope to enjoy it too.. 3mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser Eye opening and a truly amazing recount of this shocking and tragic part of history. You will be riveted. There is another book called "Cilka's Journey" which is a story of a friend of the tattooist in this story. I'm on the waiting list for that one on audiobook 3mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser The Audiobook I listened to was read wonderfully by Richard Armitage. 3mo
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Arvena
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I expected something more... The style was so abrupt

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Martta
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This book was so good! The story was disturbing and it's not for everyone. I'm looking forward for the story of Cilca. She appeared shortly in this book as well but it would be nice to know more about her.

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Martta
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I got a discount coupong to Bookbeat from the book fair this weekend and decided that this would be my first real audio book in a decade or so. Not the easiest one to listen but so good! I'm also planning on listening the Cilka's journey after this. I usually avoid the second world war books but I decided to give this a go. Hopefully it will be fine. 🙈

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Cinfhen
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I wasn‘t sure if I wanted to read another Holocaust book but I‘m so glad I finally picked up this one. Lale‘s story was absolutely remarkable and miraculous. Luck may have a lot to do with who survived but wits and bravery are equally needed. This book offered new information I wasn‘t aware of and though many claim enhancements were made, I chose to believe that Lale recalled events the best to his own personal knowledge. #NeverForget #NeverAgain

Cinfhen I recommend @Reviewsbylola and I listened on audio via #Hoopla and I couldn‘t stop!! I thought the narration added so much to the story. #GetTissues 😭😭😭😭😭 3mo
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Cinfhen
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I‘ve been avoiding this book for months/ thinking I wasn‘t up for another Holocaust story but after many trusted friends told me to read it, I caved. I‘m listening on audio and it‘s very chilling!!! The narrator is brilliant/ really bringing to life the horror & terror. I‘m always shocked by the tenacity and bravery of the men & women living along side the depravity of the Nazi‘s. Evil exists but so do angels. #AudioCooking 🎧

LeahBergen There has been some controversy around this book and its author (and especially its sequel, I guess). I guess there are quite a few big factual errors and such. Maybe don‘t read any of the articles about it until you‘re finished, though (spoilers)! 3mo
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Reviewsbylola I‘m kind of in the same boat. Holocaust stories are a dime a dozen so it needs to be special for me to pick it up. 3mo
Cinfhen I was aware of all the controversy @LeahBergen which is definitely part of why I put off reading for so long. I‘m really mixed. I think it‘s a HUGE disservice to claim it‘s based on true events and then fabricate material but if you can bring the horrors of the Holocaust into the spotlight and get millions of readers to pick up the book then bravo. (edited) 3mo
Cinfhen As an audio @Reviewsbylola it‘s bringing a new dimension to the Holocaust story plus I never thought about who had to tattoo the numbers into the “prisoners” ~ I always assumed it was a Nazi but knowing it was a fellow Jewish prisoner makes it even more horrifying 3mo
LeahBergen @Cinfhen I was thinking much the same thing about the positivity of ANY exposure to keep the horrific history of the Holocaust in people‘s minds so I was sort of 🤷🏻‍♀️ about the controversy. 3mo
Cinfhen I don‘t care if you screw up the transportation route but if you totally make up shit then it adds to the deniers stories so I‘m mixed too @LeahBergen btw: I‘m sipping the candy cane tea as we “speak” and it‘s delicious 😋 THANK YOU 😘😘😘I‘m hoping to read the book you sent me soon - written by an actual survivor although I believe it‘s a fictional story 3mo
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Tattooist of Auschwitz | Heather Morris
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 3.5 Stars

So I believe the writing fell a bit flat, especially considering the topic. It really lacked describing the camps for what they were and how difficult it was for everyone. However, it kept my full attention and I needed to know what happened to these characters (based on real people). It is horrific what they went through.

If you want a “lighter” read on the Auschwitz concentration camps then this might be for you.

Buechersuechtling I have already seen many enthusiastic reviews about this but I turned my back on this book whenever I came across it in my local bookshop. Yours is the first review that makes me think of changing my attitude. I did a quick research, my library does not yet have this book in stock. But in a few months maybe. Who knows❓Anyway I‘ll keep this book in mind from now on. Thank you for this. 😊 (edited) 3mo
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This was a really amazing book. Very hard to read in some places because of the terrible things done but I could not put this book down. I started it yesterday and wow. Brilliantly written and a beautiful book.