The Tattooist of Auschwitz - YA Edition

Paperback / softback

Main Details

Title The Tattooist of Auschwitz - YA Edition
Authors and Contributors      By (author)   Heather Morris
Physical Properties
Format:Paperback / softback
Dimensions(mm): Height 198,Width 126
CategoriesHistorical fiction
ISBN 9781760686031
Teenage / Young Adult

Publishing Details

Publisher Allen & Unwin
Imprint Echo Publishing
Publication Date 3 June 2019
NZ Release Date 3 June 2019
Publication Country Australia


I tattooed a number on her arm. She tattooed her name on my heart. In 1942, Lale Sokolov arrived in Auschwitz-Birkenau. He was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival - scratching numbers into his fellow victims' arms in indelible ink to create what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust. Waiting in line to be tattooed, terrified and shaking, was a young girl. For Lale - a dandy, a jack-the-lad, a bit of a chancer - it was love at first sight. And he was determined not only to survive himself, but to ensure this woman, Gita, did too. So begins one of the most life-affirming, courageous, unforgettable and human stories of the Holocaust: the love story of the tattooist of Auschwitz. This edition is edited and updated for younger readers, and also contains extra materials, including classroom discussion points, additional photos, maps and documents and other educational resources.

Author Biography

Born in New Zealand, Heather Morris lives and works in Melbourne. In 2003, she met Lale Sokolov, a meeting that changed both their lives. As their friendship grew, he entrusted her with the task of telling the world the innermost details of his life during the Holocaust.