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Heather Morris, author of International Best Seller The Tattooist of Auschwitz

Women Today

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 - 22 minutes

By now, some of you may already know the name Lale Sokolov. The remarkable story of his time in Auschwitz has become a best selling book after an encounter with screenwriter Heather Morris led to the formation of a very important friendship. Lale was largely responsible for creating the most iconic, identifying feature of the Holocaust- the blue numbers that he was made to tattoo onto fellow prisoners' arms. What makes this story so memorable is his incredible zest for life – and the love story that developed against all odds, one that became a romance surviving for 60 years, decades after the camps closed. Difficult though the story is, it is a story of hope and of courage. Christy spoke with Heather to find out more about Lale and how she came to write the extraordinary book.