An Audience with Heather Morris & Mostly Books

We were very privileged to have held an audience with Heather Morris, author of The Tatooist of Auschwitz during her UK tour promoting her debut novel.

Heather’s novel (based on a true story) of love in the horrific world that was the Holocaust is now available in the UK, having received rave reviews, it’s a must read!                                                                              This event was organised in conjunction with Mostly Books, Book Store Abingdon, who now have a stock of signed copies for purchase too.

Changes to Heather’s schedule resulted in us using skype for the session which really worked well, students were able to ask Heather their pressing questions. All were deeply engaged and hung from every word that she spoke.

Heather recalled ‘In December 2003, I was introduced to Lale Sokolov. His wife had recently died and I was told he had a story that might be worth telling.  That was the first of many, many days I would spend with the Tätowierer, the tattooist of Auschwitz-Birkenau’.

Heather spoke of her time with Lale and the love he portrayed for Gita, along with the hardships they endured.

A really powerful question was ‘How did he think they were able to survive? His answer to Heather was ‘Lucky, lucky, lucky!’

‘Stealing moments, stealing time’: the love story that started with a tattoo in a death camp, an interview – The Guardian

The Tattooist of Auschwitz: the moving love story inside the horror of Nazi death camp – Daily Telegraph (UK)