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Tattooist of Auschwitz
Event 20 May 2019
Event photograph from a conversation with Heather Morris, author of ‘The Tattooist of Auschwitz’, on A4’s ground floor. The room is filled with seated attendees, with the speakers seated along the right-hand wall. Igshaan Adams’ mixed media tapestry ‘Al asma ul Husna’ is suspended from the ceiling, bunched to allow space for the crowd.
Conversation: Tattooist of Auschwitz, May 20, 2019. Image courtesy of A4 Arts Foundation.
Title Tattooist of Auschwitz Dates 20 May 2019 Location Ground Floor Tagline A conversation with Heather Morris, author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz. Credits

Pippa Hudson

Jewish Literary Festival
Caryn Gootkin

In conversation with Pippa Hudson, Heather Morris shares her experience of researching and writing The Tattooist of Auschwitz. In Morris's telling, the first-time author becomes acquainted with holocaust survivor Lale Sokolov and earns his trust and, ultimately, permission to tell his story. The book traces the meeting of Lale and Gita Sokolov, two Slovakian Jews whose love story begins in Auschwitz, and brings to light the secret that Sokolov kept for most of his life: his work as the camp's tattooist.