Based on the true story of Lale Sokolov, The Tattooist of Auschwitz is a book that will stay with you for a long time. In 1942 Lale Sokolov arrived in Auschwitz-Birkenau. He was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival. The ink scratched numbers that have become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust. One day Lale tattoos a terrified young girl, Gita, and so begins a story of survival and love that Lale did not share until he was 80 years old. Brilliantly written by Heather Morris, this is one of the most extraordinary, life affirming stories set amid the horrors of war and life in Auschwitz.