Reading Group: The Tattooist of Auschwitz

Reading Group: The Tattooist of Auschwitz

Wednesday 8 May, 19.30-21.00, and Saturday 11 May, 15.30 - 17.00

In May the Reading Group will discuss The Tattooist of Auschwitz, the bestselling novel based on an incredible true story.

When Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, was given the job of 'Tatowierer' at Auschwitz - forced to scratch numbers into his fellow victims' arms in indelible ink - he used the infinitesimal freedom that this position awarded him to exchange jewels and money taken from murdered Jews for food to keep others alive. If he'd been caught he would have been killed; many owed him their survival. Waiting in line to be tattooed, terrified and shaking, was a young girl. For Lale, it was love at first sight...

It's free and you don't need to book in advance. For more information or to reserve a copy of the book contact Adam on 720392 or email abayfield@library.gg