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Survival through strength of spirit
Reviewed in Australia on 30 January 2019
A harrowing and yet inspirational tale of one couples survival of the concentration camps. A testimony to the strength of the will to survive, Lale simply decides he will not perish under the Nazi regime. When Gita is ready to give into despair it's his will alone that pulls them through to a life after WW2. The Tattooist quietly saves many under the watchful eye of his captors, gathering supporters, friends and lives as he goes. His soul cries for those who are gone all while he continues to survive is a place of pure death. Having had the somber priviledge to visit Auschwitz myself, I walk through Lale's daily life in camp with him and am amazed that anyone; let alone this sensitive young man, survived the place of ultimate death.
A story that should be read by all - and I'm proud that my country, my city welcomed this couple to create a 2nd life under the Aussie skies far away from the horrors and ghosts of their past.