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ONLINE ONLY Downtown Bend: The Library Book Club

Friday, November 13, 2020
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location
All Branches
Description
Discuss "The Tatooist of Auschwitz" by Heather Morris. Click the link above or join at https://zoom.us/j/157999301 or with Meeting ID 157 999 301

Physical copies are available first-come first-serve at the Downtown Bend Customer Service Desk. Additional formats can be placed on hold: https://dpl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1698072094

The incredible story of the Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist and the woman he loved. Lale Sokolov is well-dressed, a charmer, a ladies' man. He is also a Jew. On the first transport from Slovakia to Auschwitz in 1942, Lale immediately stands out to his fellow prisoners. In the camp, he is looked up to, looked out for, and put to work in the privileged position of Tatowierer- the tattooist - to mark his fellow prisoners, forever. One of them is a young woman, Gita, who steals his heart at first glance. His life given new purpose, Lale does his best through the struggle and suffering to use his position for good. This story, full of beauty and hope, is based on years of interviews author Heather Morris conducted with real-life Holocaust survivor and Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist Ludwig (Lale) Sokolov. It is heart-wrenching, illuminating, and unforgettable.

Event Type
Adult Program
Age Group(s)
Adult
Contact
Rya Fennewald | ryaf@deschuteslibrary.org | 541-617-7092
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