And then there was FURNITURE

It has been a long process but the Library now has furniture.  A couple of bistro tables for working and a soft seat area for relaxing and conversing.  An art project is in the making and I will provide a picture of it when it has been completed.  A big thank you goes out to Kayden, Kolton and Tanner for all their help in assembling the furniture.  If you haven’t already stopped by to see the new furnishings then make a point to do so.

The Tattooist of Auschwitz

In April 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work as a Tätowierer (the German word for tattooist), tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners.

Imprisoned for more than two and a half years, Lale witnesses horrific atrocities and barbarism—but also incredible acts of bravery and compassion. Risking his own life, he uses his privileged position to exchange jewels and money from murdered Jews for food to keep his fellow prisoners alive.

A vivid, harrowing, and ultimately hopeful re-creation of Lale Sokolov’s experiences as the man who tattooed the arms of thousands of prisoners with what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust, The Tattooist of Auschwitz is also a testament to the endurance of love and humanity under the darkest possible conditions. 

 

I quite enjoy historical books.  It is always interesting to see things from the point of view of people who lived during the time.  This book does not disappoint. It sets out the hardships endured, the cruelty encountered but it also shows how the prisoners were able to keep a flicker of hope alive.  A first hand accounting of the life (good and bad) of a prisoner tasked with tattooing new prisoners. I highly recommend this book to everyone.

Exciting New Reads

Backlash – Sarah Darer Littman

 

Gracefully Grayson – Ami Polonsky

 

Endangered – Eliot Schrefer

 

 

 

 

Sarah’s Key – Tatiana de Rosnay

 

The Poet X – Elizabeth Acevedo

 

Never Quit – Jimmy Settle/Don Rearden

 

 

 

 

Ugly – Robert Hoge

 

Craig & Fred – Craig Grossi

 

When Elephants Fly – Nancy Richardson Fischer