I recently enjoyed The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris.
Here are some of my favorite quotes. Please note, I don’t necessarily agree with all the below quotes, but find them helpful, intriguing, or illustrative of certain ideas or points of view.
“The tattooing has taken only seconds . . . He grasped his arm staring at the number. ‘How can someone do this to another human being?'”
“His breath catches in his throat. He presses his back against the building as the officers pass him . . . As they disappear into the darkness, Lale make a vow to himself, “I will live to leave this place. I will walk out a free man. If there is a hell, I will see these murderers burn in it.”
“”Do you have a sister?’ asked Lale. ‘Yea. Two.’ answered Baretzky. ‘Is how you treat a girl the way you want other men to treat your sister?’ ‘If anyone does that to my kid sisters, I’d kill them.’ Baretsky pulls his pistol from his holster and fires several shots into the air. ‘I’d kill them!'”
“Lale’s mother sat down and he took a seat across from her. ‘You must first learn to listen to her, even if you’re tired. Never be too tired to listen to what she has to say. Learn what she likes and more importantly what she doesn’t like. When you can, give her little treats: flowers, chocolates. Women like these things.”