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While there is love, there is hope

I was in elementary school when I first heard about the horrors committed by the Nazis in the concentration camps. Since then, I have a strong need to know all about this event. In every book I have read about the Holocaust survivors I have found a message of hope and a cry of love for life. Through the so endearing and heartbreaking stories of the Jews during the Second World War I have learned to be more grateful to life.

Last weekend I read ‘The Tattooist of Auschwitz’ by Heather Morris, a novel based on the true story of the man in charge of marking the arms of the prisoners who arrived at the largest concentration camp. This man was Lale Sokolov, a Jew who became the tattooer of this concentration camp and thanks to his new job met the love of his life: Gita.

Lale is a real-life example of the importance of having a good attitude to cope with difficult times in life. The story of his passage through the concentration camp is heartbreaking. However, ‘The Tattooist of Auschwitz’ is a book full of light since Lale, at all times, is sure that he will be a survivor and, when he tattooed Gita’s arm, this faith became even bigger because he recognised in her the love of his life. That is where the value of this story lies for me, because it reminded me that even in the darkest moments, as long as we have love, there will be hope.

I won’t spoil anymore details so that you have to read ‘The Tattooist of Auschwitz’. The book is very well written and it is very easy to read even though its story describes terrible events. I know that many will think this is “just another story about Jews surviving the Holocaust”, but there won’t be enough books on this historical event until we know each and every single story of the victims of this atrocity, because only by knowing these stories is that we will be able to avoid that something so terrible happens again. On top of that, the story of Lale and Gita deserves to be known because it is one full of hope and love for life.

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Title: The Tattooist of Auschwitz Authors: Heather Morris Rate: ★★★1/2✩ . . . This book is based on a real story and as any other story about the people who suffered the Holocaust, it needs to be known. Lale and Gita’s story is a reminder that even in the darkest times, love always win. The book is well written and easy to read, even though it describes very terrible passages. For some it may be ‘another book about Jews in the Holocaust’, but there won’t be enough books about this event moment until we get to know each and every single story of the victims of this horrific moment in human history. And this story, is worthy of knowing because it’s full of hope and love for life. What have you read about the Holocaust? What are your favourite books about this event? Tell me in the comments!!! . . . . Este libro está basado en una historia real y como cualquier otra historia sobre la gente que sufrió el Holocausto, necesita ser conocida. La historia de Lale y Gita es un recordatorio de que incluso en los momentos más oscuros, el amor siempre gana. El libro está bien escrito y es muy fácil de leer, a pesar de que describe sucesos terribles. Para algunos podrá ser “otro libro más de judíos en el Holocausto”, pero no habrá libros suficientes sobre este suceso hasta que hayamos conocido cada una de las historias de las víctimas de éste horrible momento en la historia de la humanidad. Y esta historia, merece ser conocida porque está llena de esperanza y amor por la vida. ¿Qué has leído sobre el Holocausto? ¿Cuáles son tus libros favoritos sobre este suceso? ¡Cuéntame en los comentarios! . . . . #TheTattoistOFAuschwitz #HeatherMorris #historicalnovel #Auschwitz #ReadWithAlo #bookishfeatures #bookstagramfeature #booksandshares #readingforfun #readingbuddy #bookstagram #bookfetish #goodreads #penguinplatform #booksofinstagram #readersofinstagram #booknerd #bookish #booksbooksbooks #bookworm #readingisawesome #libros #mislecturaslecturas2018 #readingisawesometastic #booktastic #booksworthreading #readinglist #bookswag

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