Sunday, 9 January 2022

The Tattooist of Auschwitz

My first read of 2022 is a heartwarming tale of Lale and Gita who are two souls inflicting a pinch of hope... They reiterate that dark times would end and love prevail...

I have been wanting to read this since 2020. But i believe books find us... This one allowed me to up only last week...

The Holocaust and related narratives are always agonising. But it also propagates, this too shall pass. They survived and we are here today...

The book is well written, allowing us to connect with only the main characters but with each one of them. There is pain and then there is act of fate (or faith as you would like to infer). 

The hero of this story is not Lale or Gita or Cilka. Or the umpteen nameless people who were killed. It is all of them collectively. Whether they lived or died doesn't matter. But the experience matters. Something no one should ever endure ever

This book is not depressing. It is simply triumph of ordinary individuals in extraordinary circumstances. Give it a read, if you haven't already. If you have read it, waiting to hear your thoughts.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting book. I will certainly look it up. Just want to let you know, 11 years ago I wrote about a love story from Auschwitz. Here it is for your reading pleasure.