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CTJ and Sisterhod Hosted Book Club

Snacks - 7:00pm
Book Discussion - 7:30pm

The Tattoist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

Based on three years of conversations with Ludwig (Lale) Sokolo, an Auschwitz survivor, before his death in 2006. Lale was imprisoned in 1942 and given the task of tattooing ID numbers on new arrivals. He later emigrated to Australia and only told his story after his wife’s death, having always feared being seen as a collaborator. It’s difficult to imagine that a love story begun in such a place could have a happy ending. But by alternating the abject horror and brutality of the camps with Sokolov and Gita’s tender love story, we are reminded that humans are capable not only of great evil, but also great love. 

Earlier Event: February 22
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