Join us for an evening in conversation with Heather Morris,
author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, here at Waterstones MK in Milton Keynes on 19th April from 6pm.
Born in New Zealand, Heather Morris lives and works in Melbourne, Australia. In 2003, she met Lale Sokolov, a meeting that changed both their lives. On 19th April, Heather will describe how Lale entrusted her with the task of telling the world the innermost details of his life during the Holocaust, before answering your questions and signing books.
The Tattooist of Auschwitz is based on the true story of Lale and Gita Sokolov, two Slovakian Jews, who survived Auschwitz. In that terrible place, Lale was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival - literally scratching numbers into his fellow victims' arms in indelible ink to create what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust. This is also a story of hope, courage and love. Waiting in line to be tattooed, terrified and shaking, was Gita. Lale told author Heather: "I tattooed a number on her arm. She tattooed her name on my heart.". This story will make you weep, but it is also one of the most uplifting stories you'll ever read.