Peacock's 'The Tattooist of Auschwitz' tackles a Holocaust love story based on real events


(JTA) — A Holocaust romance, sparked when a prisoner at Auschwitz-Birkenau is forced to tattoo a number on another prisoner’s arm and they fall in love at first sight, sounds almost implausibly uplifting for a story set in a concentration camp.

But “The Tattooist of Auschwitz,” a new television series, is based on two Slovakian Jewish prisoners — Lali Sokolov and Gita Furman — who really did meet at Auschwitz, survive, marry and move to Australia together after the war. The six-part drama, which premiered May 2 on Peacock and Sky, draws from a 2018 novel of the same name by Heather Morris, who...

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