Author Talk with Heather Morris

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Presented by Jewish Community Center of Houston (Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston) at Jewish Community Center of Houston (Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center), Houston TX

Apr 24
Author Talk with Heather Morris

The Tattooist of Auschwitz

In 1942, Slovakian Jew, Lale Sokolov, was transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau, where his fluency in multiple languages earned him a promotion from hard labor to the job of Tätowierer, the inmate responsible for tattooing a string of numbers on the arm of each new arrival. While on duty, he calms a petrified young woman about to react unwisely under his needle – and quickly begins to fall in love with Gita, prisoner 34902. “I tattooed her number on her left hand,” Lale recalled in an interview with author Heather Morris, “and she tattooed her number in my

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