Writers @ Stanton: Heather Morris

Date : 
13 February 2018 
Venue: Stanton Library
Council Event
Cost: Free

Event Details

‘The tattooist of Auschwitz’ is 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 tätowierer – 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.

The author talk is followed by question time and the opportunity for book signing.

There is seating for 100 people and standing room is available.

Seating is on a first come, first served basis.

If you have specific accessibility or seating requirements, please contact the library prior to the event.

Time

Tuesday
13 February 2018 at 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Venue

Stanton Library
234 Miller Street
North Sydney
New South Wales 2060

Contact

For more information please contact Stanton Library.

Telephone
: 9936 8400

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