This month we’ll be reading and talking about The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris.
This book has received never-ending praise from critics and readers alike, so what better way to celebrate than to bring the author herself in to chat with us!
For those who don’t know, this book is the product of years of interviews between author Heather Morris, and Holocaust survivor Lale Sokolov. Sokolov was a Slovakian Jew, held prisoner during World War 2 in the now infamous Auschwitz prison camp. After being apprenticed to the camp Tätowierer, he eventually became the chief tattooist. He learned the rules quickly: Keep your head down. Don’t cause trouble. And above all, tattoo whoever comes off the train and lines up in front of you, man, woman or child. One such prisoner was a young woman named Gita and in a place full of hate, Lale and Gita somehow fell in love.
We will be joined by Heather Morris herself, who will be delving into her friendship with Lale and his life-altering love story. Another guest panelist will be announced shortly!
The Book Club is streamed live to our Facebook page at 8pm (AEST) on Wednesday 28 March 2018.
Make sure to tune in and bring your questions with you.