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The Tattooist of Auschwitz

If you’ve ever read survival books like The Tattooist of Auschwitz, you’ll often see how fleeting life is and how one different twist would have lead to the death of Ludwig Sokolov (Lale) and then no story.  That’s not a plot spoiler as the book is about his ordeal in Nazi concentration camps.  You should know that the Nazis were very efficient in their killing to the point that each prisoner was tattooed with a unique number.  Ludwig found himself as the tattooist at Auschwitz, a position that came with some perks.  He tattooed numbers on thousands of fellow Jews and other unwanted before they were killed.