Lale Sokolov is forced to tattoo numbers on other prisoners in Auschwitz, a job that grants him enough leeway to help keep other inmates alive. When he meets Gita as she waits in line to be tattooed, it’s love at first sight. Despite the horror of their surroundings, the two make a pact to survive and build a life together. A fictionalised telling of a true story, this harrowing tale of survival is both heart-breaking and heart-warming in equal measure.
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