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The Tattooist of Auschwitz

Premieres May 2

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The Tattooist of Auschwitz
Premieres May 2

The Tattooist of Auschwitz

Drama • TV-MA • TV Series • 2024
The Tattooist of Auschwitz is an event series inspired by the real-life story of Jewish Holocaust survivors Lali and Gita Sokolov. Lali (Jonah Hauer-King) arrived at Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1942, and shortly after arrival, he was made one of the tätowierer (tattooists), charged to ink identification numbers onto fellow prisoners’ arms. One day, he meets Gita (Anna Próchniak) when tattooing her prisoner number on her arm. They experience love at first sight, and so begins a courageous, unforgettable, and human story. Under constant guard from a volatile Nazi SS officer Baretzki (Jonas Nay), Lali and Gita became determined to keep each other alive.

Around 60 years later, Lali (Harvey Keitel) meets novice writer Heather Morris (Melanie Lynskey). Recently widowed, Lali finds the courage to tell the world his story. In recounting his story to Heather, Lali, in his 80s, faces the traumatic ghosts of his youth and relives his memories of falling in love in the most horrific of places.

Cast: Jonah Hauer-King, Melanie Lynskey, Anna Próchniak, Jonas Nay, and Harvey Keitel
Executive Producers: Claire Mundell, Adrian Burns and Mark Young (Synchronicity Films), Serena Thompson (Sky Studios)
Director, Co-Executive Producer: Tali Shalom-Ezer
Executive Producer / Writer: Jacquelin Perske
Associate Producer / Writer: Evan Placey
Writer: Gabbie Asher
Author / Story Consultant: Heather Morris
Composers: Hans Zimmer and Kara Talve

The Tattooist of Auschwitz Cast

Lali Sokolov

Jonah Hauer-King

Harvey Keitel

Heather Morris

Melanie Lynskey

Gita Sokolov

Anna Próchniak

Stefan Baretzki

Jonas Nay

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The Tattooist of Auschwitz premieres on May 2, 2024 exclusively on Peacock.

Yes, The Tattooist of Auschwitz is a Peacock Original that is based on the bestselling novel by Heather Morris.

Yes, The Tattooist of Auschwitz TV series is based on the bestselling novel by Heather Morris and is inspired by the powerful and heart-breaking true-life story of Lali and Gita Sokolov.

The Tattooist of Auschwitz recounts the incredible true story of Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew held captive in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Lale becomes the camp's tattooist, tasked with marking his fellow prisoners with identification numbers. Amidst the brutality and despair of the camp, Lale meets and falls in love with Gita, a fellow prisoner. Their love gives them hope and the strength to survive amidst the horrors of the Holocaust.