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Book club to discuss ‘The Tattooist of Auschwitz’

Published on November 8, 2018 3:18PM

HERMISTON — An international bestseller by author Heather Morris is the topic of the upcoming Bookminders, the Hermiston Public Library book club.

Participants will discuss “The Tattooist of Auschwitz” Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 1:30 p.m. at The Pheasant Bar & Grill, 149 E. Main St., Hermiston. The club meeting is free and people may arrive early for a no-host lunch.

The book shares a tale of hope and courage. It’s based on interviews that were conducted with Holocaust survivor and Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist Ludwig (Lale) Sokolov. In April 1942, Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, was transported to the concentration camps. When his captors discovered that he spoke several languages, he was put to work as a tattooist, tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners.

The book club, which is free and open to everyone, meets the second Tuesday of each month. A limited number of copies of “The Tattooist of Auschwitz” are available at the library. For more information, call 541-567-2882 or stop by the library at 235 E. Gladys Ave.


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